By: David Pugliese,
HMCS Preserver is currently being used for a “Harbour Replenishment Role.” But in May, the RCN confirmed to Defence Watch it intended to pay off the ship in the coming months. “The RCN’s intent is to pay off HMCS Preserver later in 2016, with an exact date yet to be determined,” Royal Canadian Navy spokesman Lt(N) Kelly Boyden said at the time. “Until such time, Preserver will continue its role of supporting the Atlantic Fleet by conducting alongside replenishment.”
Now Halifax Shipping News has more details. It says the ceremony will be held on Friday, October 21, 2016. The date for the paying off ceremony was revealed in the Halifax city council agenda as a request for a flypast, it reported.
The Royal Canadian Navy has also confirmed with Defence Watch on the Oct. 21 date. The event will happen at 1 p.m. As for the flypast, the RCN says those details are still being worked out. Defence Watch will update once more info becomes available.