The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
HMCS Shawinigan and HMCS Summerside


Description
Creator:
Diane Bédard, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
Digital photograph of the HMCS Shawinigan and HMCS Summerside, mine sweepers for the Canadian Navy, docked at Dieppe in Windsor for a 48 hour stay.

Notes:
These navy ships are tied up in a side-by-side configuration for both security and for assistance - only one is exposed to the shore with a gangway to guard... and tied off, side by side as they are, internal gangways makes passage between ships easy for assistance, firefighting, etc. It also means each ship can focus guard duty primarily in one direction, knowing the sister ship "had her back".
The Leading Seaman also noted that when four of these ships tied up together, they'd do so as a quad, pairs backed stern to stern, with one pair facing upstream - the other pair facing down.
Date of Publication:
8 Sep 2011
Dimensions:
Width: 2400 px
Height: 1600 px
Subject(s):
Corporate Name(s):
Canadian Forces
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.3195215458535 Longitude: -83.0440373036194
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc [more details]
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HMCS Shawinigan and HMCS Summerside
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HMCS Shawinigan and HMCS Summerside


Digital photograph of the HMCS Shawinigan and HMCS Summerside, mine sweepers for the Canadian Navy, docked at Dieppe in Windsor for a 48 hour stay.