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Thursday, August 28, 2008

The "Diefenbreaker"

LOL... gotta love the nickname for Canada's newest, and largest, icebreaker, set to replace the Louis St. Laurent in 2017.



  • At Thu Aug 28, 02:56:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger rabbit said…

    They named the ice breaker after a deaf dog that can read lips?

    The coast guard must have gotten into the screech a little too heavy.

  • At Thu Aug 28, 03:53:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Bert said…

    What would really be appropriate is for them to launch the ship, then, before it get's back to port, cancel the program and cut it up for scrap and destroy all the blue prints.

  • At Thu Aug 28, 04:04:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Mark, Ottawa said…

    A post at "The Torch"--I'm not thrilled (more links at post):

    'The Diefenbreaker--in 2017!?!

    Good grief. The Louis St. Laurent will be almost 50 years old before it's replaced by the John G. Diefenbaker. It's all very good to name the vessel, but why nine years to build--with a great deal of luck (keep the JSS/MSPV fiascos in mind)? That is just not good enough, buy the damn ship offshore. And what about the Coast Guard's four other aging icebreakers?

    Hell, at this pace by the time we get a new icebreaking fleet there won't be much ice left to break if the global warmers are right. Maybe the slowness in replacing our vessels is a sign that the Conservatives now really are believers

    As for offshore, just as an example:

    "About 60 percent of the world’s icebreakers have been delivered by Aker Yards Group shipyards."

    More on Finnish-owned Aker Arctic Technology Inc.'


  • At Thu Aug 28, 04:52:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I hope that isn't a Sea King on the stern of the drawing. ;)

  • At Thu Aug 28, 06:44:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Skinny Dipper said…

    Putin partisan politics aside, I like both the real and nickname of the future icebreaker.


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