Friday, November 6, 2009

GATINEAU and TERRA NOVA to be dismantled.

Retired Restigouche Class DDE's HMCS Gatineau DDE236 and Terra Nova DDE259 are to be dismantled at Pictou,Nova Scotia according to a news release yesterday,after a plan to sink them as dive sites in the Great Lakes/St Lawerance fell through.These are the last of the Restigouch/Mackenzie Class DDE's extant. The only intact remaining ship of the twenty DDEs built during the 50's and 6o's is HMCS Fraser DDE/DDH 233 awaiting her fate at Jetty NN,CFAD. Hopefully she won't meet the same fate as her consorts ,or the Avro Arrow!

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