What a stunning shot of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Harry Dewolf!
Shot on February 21, 2021, by Corporal David Veldman, the image was taken near Frobisher Bay and features the ice breaker under the Northern Lights.
HMCS Harry Dewolf was up north for Cold Weather Trials. It is the first ship built for the Royal Canadian Navy under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
The new class of ships is specifically designed to patrol Canada’s offshore waters and northernmost regions.
The vessels will be at the core of an enhanced Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Arctic presence, effectively complementing our other current and future warships’ capabilities through critical reconnaissance and surveillance activities.
The ship is named after Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, a native of Bedford, Nova Scotia. DeWolf was decorated for outstanding service throughout his naval career.
His career included wartime command of HMCS St. Laurent from 1939-40, and later, his 1943-44 command of HMCS Haida, known as the “Fightingest Ship in the RCN.”
The image is courtesy of the Canadian Armed Forces.