HMCS PRESERVER was paid off during a ceremony on Friday afternoon, October 21, 2016. Unfortunately, I missed it almost entirely, and only arrived as the Stadacona Band were marching off the jetty.
|Stadacona Band marching off the jetty.|
|The former HMCS PRESERVER.|
PRESERVER will presumably be stripped and sold to be broken up in the near future. She and her previously sold sistership PROTECTEUR (currently being broken up in Liverpool, NS) are due to be replaced by two ships of the QUEENSTON class which are to be built by SeaSpan on the west coast, however, they are several years away and construction has not yet begun. An interim supply ship is being converted from the civilian cargo ship MS Asterix as part of Project Resolve, which will enter service earlier.