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    HMCS/M GRILSE

    The GRILSE (SS-71) is the former United States Navy Submarine USS BURRFISH (SSR 312). She was loaned to Canada for five years and returned at that time. The GRILSE was commissioned into the RCN at Groton, Connecticut, 11 May 1961. The Submarine was originally commissioned on 13 September 1943 and conducted 6 War Patrols during World War II. After American and Canadian service she was sunk off San Clemente as a target on 19 November 1969

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    Commissioned Date:
    11 May 1961
    Sunk off San Clemente as a target on 19 November 1969
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    HMCS/M RAINBOW

    The RAINBOW is the former United States Navy Submarine USS ARGONAUT (SS475), originally commissioned on the 15 January 1945. The ARGONAUT only conducted 1 war patrol during World War Two. On 2 December 1968, at Norfolk, Virginia she was transferred to the Canadian Navy and became HMCS RAINBOW (SS-75). The RAINBOW remained on the West Coast of Canada and conducted numerous exercises. On the 31 December, 1975 she was decommissioned and returned to the United States.

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    Commissioned Date:
    2/12/68
    Decommissioned Date:
    31/12/1975
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    OBERON Class Patrol Submarines

    After much ‘politicking’ and to the intense frustration of a few caring naval officers, in November of 1963, three OBERON class patrol submarines were purchased from Britain to replace older submarines borrowed from the US Navy. At the time, they were state of the art conventional subs, despite being based on a late-WWII German hull design. They were originally fitted with two stern-facing 'short' torpedo tubes, but the advent of reliable guided torpedos made these obsolete. In the early- to mid- 1980's, all three subs went through SOUP (Submarine Operational Update Program) refits, which updated various systems, including the sonar and the torpedos carried. A fourth O-boat (OLYMPUS) was later purchased (used) from the RN, to be used alongside for training purposes, and a fifth (HMS OSIRIS) was purchased and used for spare parts. One submarine was often kept in refit at any given time.  OKANAGAN's sailpast was delayed by the crash of Swissair Flight 111, and she was employed in searching for and finding the flight recorders from that plane.

    oji1 HMCS/M OJIBWA
    Commissioned Date:
    23/09/65
    Decommissioned Date:
    May 1998

    Photo Album

    http://www.shmp.qc.ca/telecharge/ojb2013/

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    ono1 HMCS/M ONONDAGA
    Commissioned Date:
    22/06/67
    Decommissioned Date:
    28 July 2000
    Final Resting Place
    http://www.shmp.qc.ca/onondaga/projet/index.php
     
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    oka1 HMCS/M OKANAGAN
    Commissioned Date:
    22/06/68
    Decommissioned Date:
    14 Sept. 98
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    “Upholder” Class Diesel Submarines

    In 1998, the boats, all either approaching or over the age of 30, were decommissioned to make room for the four “Upholder” class diesel submarines that Canada purchased from the Royal Navy on April 6,

    vic1 HMCS/M VICTORIA
    Commissioned Date:
    RN 20/07/91
    CANADA 23/11/00
    Decommissioned Date:
     
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    win1 HMCS/M WINDSOR
    Commissioned Date:
    RN 25/06/93
    CANADA 04/10/03
    Decommissioned Date:
     
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    con1 HMCS/M CORNER BROOK
    Commissioned Date:
    RN 08/05/92
    CANADA 03/03/?
    Decommissioned Date:
     
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    chi2 HMCS/M CHICOUTIMI
    Commissioned Date:
    RN 07/12/90
    CANADA 02/10/04
    Decommissioned Date:
     
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