The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) welcomed His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) William Hall into naval service with a commissioning ceremony in Halifax May 16th.

As the fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship for the RCN, HMCS William Hall will strengthen the Navy’s ability to enforce sovereignty in Canadian waters, and to meet the future defense challenges in the North.

The commissioning of HMCS William Hall included a symbolic presentation of the commissioning pennant to the Commanding Officer, Commander Scott Kelemen, and the breaking (hoisted and flown) of the ship’s pennant at the same time as the ship’s ensign.

A commissioning ceremony is a long-time naval tradition and a special event for the ship’s company, inducting the ship into the RCN fleet. After the completion of sea and port trials, the ship is ready to deploy and carry out its missions.

By Editor