August 2021 – Bulbous Bow
The bulbous bow for the future Joint Support Ship joined up with the rest of the growing structure.
June 2021 – Joint Support Ship Engines Mounted on Foundation
The future Joint Support Ship’s engines are mounted and ready for the next stage of production.
May 2021 – Forward and Mid Island Move
The future Joint Support Ship is growing longer as the vessel’s forward and mid sections join together.
May 2021 – The Engines Arrive
The two engines for the future Joint Support Ship arrive at Vancouver Shipyard.
March 2021 – Getting the Engine Room Ready
Flipping one of the blocks that will join up with its twin and form the foundation to support the engine of the Joint Support Ship.
March 2021 – We’re Pumped
The Pump Room for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ship moves into position to join up with the growing hull structure.
March 2021 – Making Room for More
The Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ship has been going through a big growth spurt lately. Repositioning the growing hull structure to make room for the next blocks.
December 2020 – Bulbous Bow Blast & Paint
The bulbous bow for the future HMCS Protecteur Joint Support Ship emerges from the blast & paint shop with the first of several coats of paint, ready to join up with the growing hull structure.
October 29 – Bulbous Bow Arrival
A clip of the future HMCS Protecteur bulbous bow being delivered from Ideal Welders in Delta, BC to Seaspan’s North Vancouver shipyard. Transporting a complex structure five story’s high is no easy feat. Proudly made in Canada for Canada!
June 15 – Block Move
And…snap! The 12 th Grand Block – known in the yard as #435 – moves into position. Exciting to see the future Joint Support Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy quickly taking shape.
October 20 – Block Lift
Lift. Turn. Place. Moving a 24-metre 68-tonne block is easy peasy with out state-of-the-art turning jig. Block 40 completes another section of the future Joint Support Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy.
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