Canadian Navy Names Pair of New Patrol Ships

(Photo: Irving Shipbuilding)

(Photo: Irving Shipbuilding)

The Royal Canadian Navy’s 2nd and also 3rd Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and also Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) were formally called at Halifax Shipyard on Sunday.

Named HMCS Margaret Brooke and also HMCS Max Bernays in honor of 2 Canadians that offered in the navy in the Second World War, the vessels are amongst 6 AOPS being provided to the Royal Canadian Navy as component of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

“This is a proud day for our team of over 2,100 shipbuilders. These two ships are visible signs of the success of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. To date, the combatant fleet work at Irving Shipbuilding has generated over $4.35 billion in investments across Canada,” claimed Kevin Mooney, President of Irving Shipbuilding

The AOPS are big, ice-capable ships, greater than 100 meters long, and also made to perform a selection of objectives in Canada’s waters, consisting of in theArctic The vessels will certainly can performing armed sea-borne security, offering federal government situational understanding of tasks and also occasions in these areas. They will certainly likewise have the ability to accept companions in the Canadian Armed Forces and also various other federal government divisions to insist and also implement Canadian sovereignty, when and also where essential.

Allyson Brooke, the youngest niece of Margaret Brooke is the co-sponsor of HMCS Margaret Brooke together with Margaret Elizabeth Brooke (her older sis). This is the 2nd AOPS and also was provided to the Royal Canadian Navy last summer season.

Shannon Bernays is the granddaughter of Max Bernays and also the enroller of HMCS Max Bernays, the 3rd vessel that will certainly be provided to the Royal Canadian Navy this loss.

“It gives me great pride to think of the naval heroes these ships are being named after, and great optimism to think of the incredible capability that they are bringing to the Royal Canadian Navy, and to Canada.” Vice-Admiral Craig Baines, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Margaret Brooke
AOPV 431 is called after Margaret Martha Brooke that signed up as a Nursing Sister Dietician on March 9, 1942 at the ranking of Sub-Lieutenant (SLt). She was advertised to the ranking of Acting Lieutenant on July 1, 1946, after that to Lieutenant (Navy) on January 1, 1948, and also ultimately to Lieutenant-Commander on April 1, 1957. She offered in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 to 1962.

Born in 1915 in Ardath, Sask., Lieutenant-Commander (LCdr) Brooke examined as a diet professional prior to the beginning of the Second World War and also picked it as her line of work upon her registration.

On October 14, 1942 throughout a going across of the Cabot Strait off the coastline of Newfoundland, the ferryboat SS Caribou was torpedoed by the German submarine U-69. The ferryboat sank in 5 mins. Fighting for her very own survival, LCdr Brooke (that was a SLt at the time) did every little thing humanly feasible to conserve the life of her associate and also good friend, Nursing Sister SLt Agnes Wilkie, while both ladies hold on to ropes on a tipped over lifeboat. In spite of LCdr Brooke’s brave initiatives to hold on to her with one arm, her good friend caught the freezing water. For this generous act, LCdr Brooke was called a Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Following her go back to private life, Margaret Brooke finished her college researches in paleontology at the University of Saskatchewan, where she accomplished her doctorate. She was the writer of countless study studies on the topic. Margaret Brooke died in Victoria on January 9, 2016 at the age of 100.

“The Brooke family is very grateful to the Royal Canadian Navy for honouring our Aunt Margaret for her heroism,” described Allyson Brooke the enroller of HMCSMargaret Brooke “She was a humble woman and did not boast about the recognition she received but I know when she was told about this great honour, she was very happy and proud. It was the perfect gift for her 100th birthday.”

“The ship reflects her in many ways,” Ms. Brooke described. “She was a fighter, yet a humanitarian so, the multiple purpose capability of this ship to protect Canada when necessary but also be able to be equipped and deliver humanitarian aid when required would particularly please her.”

HMCS Max Bernays
AOPV 432 is called after Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Max Bernays, a Canadian marine hero that worked as the Coxswain of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Assiniboine throughout the Second World War’s Battle of the Atlantic.

Max Bernays was birthed in 1910 in Vancouver,British Columbia He had actually offered in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) in 1929 and also offered with Canadian National Steamships in the 1930s. Bernays was remembered by the Royal Canadian Navy at the break out of theSecond World War By March 1942 Bernays had actually accomplished the ranking of Acting Chief Petty Officer and also was the Coxswain aboard HMCS Assiniboine, a River- course destroyer.

On August 6, 1942, throughout extreme surface area weapon activity versus the German submarine U-210, HMCS Assiniboine steered in and also out of a haze trying to ram and also sink the adversary submarine. Both vessels were shooting high eruptive coverings at really close quarters, leading to a fire that swallowed up the bridge and also wheelhouse ofAssiniboine Surrounded by smoke and also fires while guiding the ship, CPO Bernays bought 2 younger seafarers to obtain clear, leaving him alone at the helm and also entraped by the blaze. Besieged by fires, he implemented all the helm orders as Assiniboine steered for placement versus the U-boat, and also did the job of both telegraphmen, sending off over 130 telegraph orders to the engine space. Several bullets and also coverings permeated the wheelhouse as the adversary focused their machine-gun and also cannon fire on the bridge. Eventually Assiniboine rammed and also sank U-210 in what was thought about to be an incredibly hard-fought activity, throughout which the Canadians endured one death and also 13 injured.

CPO Bernays was granted the identified Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM) by the British Admiralty for his valour and also dauntless dedication to task throughout activity. He was just one of just 2 participants of the RCN to obtain the CGM throughout the Second World War.

“Max Bernays was a proud Canadian who cared about his crewmates and loved his country,” claimed Shannon Bernays, the enroller of HMCSMax Bernays “The Bernays family is honoured by this recognition. I wish my grandfather Max could have been here. He would have been very modest about any acknowledgement of his true bravery and service. But he would have been delighted to be amongst Navy compatriots and aboard this beautiful, world-class ship. We wish the crew good health and safe travels always.”

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