Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HMCS Haida

                                    Last Remaining Tribal Class Destroyer

 When the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated Haida as being of national historic significance in 1984, they gave two reasons: because of her role in naval combat, and because she is the last of the Tribal class destroyers.
In the late 1930s, war loomed on the horizon; the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) needed new ships, and was determined to obtain the ‘Tribal' Class destroyers, being built to a new design developed in Britain. Twenty-seven Tribals were built for use in the navies of three countries – Australia, Canada and Great Britain. Thirteen were sunk during World War Two, and thirteen were scrapped after the war.
HMCS Haida is the only one left, anywhere in the world.

For more information you can check out here Haida

 Opened in June 2004 as a Parks Canada National Historic Site, docked at Hamilton Harbour, HMCS Haida serves as a reminder of the sacrifice, courage and tenacity of the Royal Canadian Navy.



 How to Get There
 
HMCS Haida, Pier 9
658 Catharine Street, North
Hamilton, Ontario





















Hamilton Harbour

Hamilton Harbour Boat Tour



In 2003 the Hamiltonian 12-passenger tour boat began  operations.  Now entering its 10th season, the tour boat offers a leisurely narrated 50 minute tour of Hamilton Harbour with the captain providing interesting stories and history of one of North America’s most noteworthy harbours.  The tour provides unique views of the natural, recreational and industrial faces of Hamilton and very nice scenery

To see more information go here

                                                                     

                                                                   Hamilton Harbour Tours                                                                                                                          47 Discovery Trail                                                                                   Maple, ON                                                                                                                                                   L6A 2Y5

 

                                               Before we went on the tour we walked around




My youngest walking with me and holding my hand




















 HMCS Haida