Monday, November 21, 2016

Goodbye Iroquois

There will be many sad faces on the waterfront at 5 pm Thursday November 24 when the decommisioned HMCS Iroquois is towed away from HMC Dockyard to the scrappers in Liverpool.

The sun was setting in more ways than one in this Septmber 2011 photo.

It is unfortunate (and perhaps intentional) that the tow will take place in darkness, so photography will be difficult. I prefer to remember the ship in its better years, still with a pennant number.

In her pre-TRUMP days (not that Trump!) . The Tribal Update and Modernization Program converted the ships from ASW to AAW and in the process they also lost the twin canted stacks.



  1. I think it is Thursday 24 Nov 1700 for departure Mac according to Pilot posted by Clarence Hemeon.Love the article as I am sad about the end of Iroquois. Atlantic Spruce is doing tow.

  2. I loved the Tribal class, so sleek and modern, and Iroquois was the first Canadian warship to sail with women crew.