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    AN ADDITION TO CANADA'S NAVAL STRENGTH. IN ENGLAND TODAY (THURSDAY), THE FIRST OF THREE OBERON-CLASS?

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    AN ADDITION TO CANADA'S NAVAL STRENGTH. IN ENGLAND TODAY (THURSDAY), THE FIRST OF THREE OBERON-CLASS SUBMARINES ON ORDER TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY WAS COMMISSIONED AND HANDED OVER TO HER CREW. SHE'S THE 2,000-TON HMCS OJIBWA (PRONOUNCED OH-JIB-WAY), NAMED AFTER A TRIBE OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.

    CANADA'S ARMED FORCES WERE REPRESENTED BY LIEUT-GEN. GEOFFREY WALSH, VICE-CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF. AFTER THE SUBMARINE WAS BLESSED, HER FIRST COMMANDER, LIEUT-COMMANDER S.G. TOMLINSON, OF WINNIPEG, SIGNED FOR THE SHIP. THEN THE CREW -- 66 OFFICERS AND MEN -- WENT ABOARD TO INSPECT THEIR NEW HOME.

    THE OJIBWA IS THE CANADIAN NAVY'S EIGHTH SUBMARINE. SHE IS 295 FEET LONG, HAS SIX TORPEDO TUBES, AND CAN OPERATE WITHOUT REFUELLING FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. HER CHIEF TASK WILL BE TO PROVIDE ANTI-SUBMARINE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE CANADIAN MARITIME COMMAND WITH PRACTICE IN THE DETECTION, LOCATION AND TRACKING OF SUBMARINES. AND HER MOTTO: LET US BE PREPARED.

    (A SECOND SUBMARINE -- THE ONONDAGA -- WILL BE NAMED ON SATURDAY. THE THIRD VESSEL IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT CHATHAM.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9T7EDNMIM1G75JV8EQL3YF911
    Media URN:
    VLVA9T7EDNMIM1G75JV8EQL3YF911
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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