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How Canada lost its blue water navy - The Vimy Report
Well. It’s finally official. With the announcement in September 2014 of the removal from service of four of Canada’s warships, the Royal Canadian Navy has confirmed Canada no longer has a fleet it can send to distant waters. “If we find ourselves in a situation where extended-range capability is required, we’re not going to be going anywhere by ourselves”, said the navy’s commander Vice Admiral Mark Norman. The Canadian navy today is effectively down to six operational frigates (while six others are being refitted) and three operational submarines (yes, submarines), with no supply ships to replenish them at sea. Until …