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Sunday, November 18, 2012

The HMCS Ojibwa - a snapshot of Canadian submarine history

Something for all you Tom Clancy, Larry Bond, Patrick Robinson, and Michael DiMercurio fans out there! Spent a chilly, but sunny, Sunday afternoon watching the cold war Oberon Class submarine, HMCS Ojibwa, making its way through Lock 3 on its way to the Elgin Military Museum of Naval History.










Two hundred and ninety five foot long and five storeys high, the Ojibwa was the first submarine built expressly for the Royal Canadian Navy. Once it reaches its final resting place at the Elgin Military Museum, she will be resting on four pads of concrete, each four feet thick, containing a total of 400 cubic meters of concrete and 36 steel piles embedded 120 feet into the ground.

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