Oldgateboatdriver said:HMS OLYMPUS was acquired towards the end of the "O" boats era, after she was decommissioned by the RN, so that she may be used as a harbour training submarine.
N. McKay said:Somewhere I got the idea that OLYMPUS was acquired for spares -- or was there another O-boat that was?
Cornwall Free News, 3 Feb 12Saturday, September 8 should be a day to remember in Port Burwell, Ontario. That is the day the decommissioned submarine Ojibwa, Canada’s first Oberon Class submarine is set arrive at her new home to become the centerpiece of the Elgin Military Museum’s new naval museum. The decision to earmark September 8 as the day the sub will be brought ashore and placed on her new foundations was made at a meeting of the Ojibwa Project Team on January 30 ....
jollyjacktar said:I'm glad to see she will have a useful purpose once again. It's a shame we could not have saved a steamer as well.
Chief Stoker said:Not like there was no steamers available. No one stepped up unfortunately except for the Fraser and that turned out to be a train wreck.
Not that I have heard, frankly have heard not a peep of interest.E.R. Campbell said::highjack:
Continuing the highjack ... I, too, am somewhat sad that at least one of those marvellous Cold War veterans could not find a "home" à la Haida and Sackville. I hope someone is making some provision for HMCS Iroquois or HMCS Athabaskan which saw considerable operational service in the 20th and 21st centuries. It is not too soon to be raising money and searching for sponsors ... are such projects already underway?
Those whom I knew who sailed her, loved her and it's crew I agree. I was thinking more of her usefulness as a sub platform had been degraded as technology had evolved beyond that. Mind it's not my part ship and perhaps the "official" word was just excuses when set against those in the know. I do hate to see mostly any ship go away as it makes the fleet smaller with less opportunity to sail if there is no replacement for her.Pusser said:CORMORANT was a fantastic ship. Very useful and at the time it was announced that she was to be paid off, the hardest working ship in the Navy. While the rest of the Fleet was out on exercise, CORMORANT was actually doing real work (albeit for other government departments - RCMP, Coast Guard).