Hundreds in Cobourg got a closer look at one of Canada’s navy vessels with the arrival of HMCS Goose Bay on Tuesday.
The ship docked at the harbour and was open to tours all day. It is one of 12 Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels.
This is one of the stops on the crew’s Great Lakes deployment as the ship is open for tours to give the public a rare glimpse inside. The crew is two weeks into this six-week deployment. The next stop is Kingston.
HMCS Goose Bay can house a 47 person crew, is 55 metres long and has a maximum speed of 15 knots. Six of these ships are stationed at each Canadian coast. L.Cdr. Robert Tucker says they are used for a variety of operations: