Thursday, May 22, 2014

Defense Research and Development barge now airborne

With HMCS Windsor safely tucked away in the submarine shed at HMC Dockyard, the newly improved synchrolift has another customer. Perhaps not as exciting as a submarine, but the Defence Research and Development Canada barge, (believed to be)  YLP -541 has been lifted out for refit.

Although clearly visible (through budding trees) from Barrington Street, it is in a most difficult place to photograph.The light blue housings for the synchrolift motors block the view of the bottom of the hull in the lower photo, but in the upper photo some of the underwater hull is visible.
The barge is usually parked in Bedford Basin, but has been off station since March awaiting this drydocking.

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