Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HMCS Haida

                                    Last Remaining Tribal Class Destroyer

 When the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated Haida as being of national historic significance in 1984, they gave two reasons: because of her role in naval combat, and because she is the last of the Tribal class destroyers.
In the late 1930s, war loomed on the horizon; the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) needed new ships, and was determined to obtain the ‘Tribal' Class destroyers, being built to a new design developed in Britain. Twenty-seven Tribals were built for use in the navies of three countries – Australia, Canada and Great Britain. Thirteen were sunk during World War Two, and thirteen were scrapped after the war.
HMCS Haida is the only one left, anywhere in the world.

For more information you can check out here Haida

 Opened in June 2004 as a Parks Canada National Historic Site, docked at Hamilton Harbour, HMCS Haida serves as a reminder of the sacrifice, courage and tenacity of the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Haida, Pier 9
658 Catharine Street, North
Hamilton, Ontario


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