Construction on the future HMCS HARRY DEWOLFE continues at the Halifax Shipyard, with the bow rolled out and aligned with the middle and aft mega-blocks on December 8th. The bow will now be connected to the rest of the hull, and work will continue inside the ship to ready it for a scheduled 2018 launch. The shipyard hired someone with a drone to get some nice aerial shots of the roll out - I don't have such deep pockets.
Despite the rainy weekend, there was a brief clearing on Sunday afternoon, and I managed to get a few photos. The Shipyard doesn't make it easy, and I had to frame the photos through the chain link fence.
|I'm hoping that the current paint is only the primer, and the ship will receive a standard shipside grey and blue antifouling like the rest of the fleet.|
|The rain at least provided the opportunity for some reflections.|
|It is most inconvenient that a block wall, trailers, and a light standard are in the way of my photos.|
|The rudder is fitted, but the propellers are missing. The hydraulic crane for launching the ship's boats has been fitted over the transom.|