Davie Shipbuilding (Davie) is pleased to announce that HMCS St. John’s, a City-class frigate, was delivered November 1st to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) after extensive maintenance and modernization work.
The HMCS St. John’s sailed from Davie today and is now on her way to her home port in Halifax. This was made possible through the close collaboration between Davie and the RCN for the duration of the project, which ensured the required ship’s systems were reactivated to allow her to leave on her propulsion rather than being towed.
HMCS St. John’s reactivation will serve as a model for shipyards involved in future projects for the RCN.
As Davie is set to enter the National Shipbuilding Strategy, the delivery of the HMCS St. John’s is yet another demonstration of Davie’s strong position as a center of excellence for naval maintenance. Through its unique infrastructure, its experienced workforce and being the only remaining shipyard that constructed City-class frigates, Davie provides unrivalled insight, knowledge, and connection to this class of mission-critical vessels as well as their lifecycle requirements.