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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ojibwa Sub Comes To Town



Initially to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Elgin Military Museum is proud to obtain, preserve and operate HMCS Ojibwa, a cold war Oberon Class submarine, as part of a Museum - reflecting our naval heritage for the benefit of future generations. A new branch of the museum, the Elgin Military Museum of Naval History will open in 2014, the one hundredth anniversary of the Canadian Submarine Service. HMCS Ojibwa was the first submarine built expressly for the Royal Canadian Navy (although there were submarines in the Canadian navy since the Great War). The process took longer than expected; however, we are now the proud owner of this former cold warrior. Museum of Naval History

Moving HMCS Ojibwa from the Atlantic Ocean to the north shore of Lake Erie (from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Port Burwell, Ontario where it will rest and stay for all to see and enjoy as our new Museum of Naval History ! 

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Putting the tug Miti Mo in the water to position the barge to off load the sub.

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                            Ojibwa is 300 feet long  5 stories tall and weighs in at 1400 tons .

                                   click here for more  History Of The Ojibwa

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It was cold and windy by the lake yesterday when Papa went down to take these photos .  When she is all set and locked in place and all the workers gear is out of the way we will go down and take more photos of the  Submarine Ojibwa .

Panoramic photo Papa took from the other side of  the canal .

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                                  Until next time hope you all have a good day !

                                                  Country Gal


Patsy said...

That is a lot of work but will be so nice to have, for all to see history.

Jane and Chris said...

Ooh, that's mine and hubby's kind of place! Thanks for the history info..astounded to read of the three fires destroying everything...they must be resiliant folk there.
Jane x

Lois Evensen said...

How very cool! I love the history, too. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

That sub looks like something out of a Jules Verne novel! How neat that you captured this occasion. xo

Crafty Gardener said...

That will be very interesting to see when it is all finished.

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!! So interesting, really neat....Blessings Francine.

Crystal said...

How neat!! I love when they do things like that so everyone can see them and remember history.

Buttons said...

Oh my Grandfather was in the Royal Canadian Navy in WW1 I would love to see this. B