Thursday, February 11, 2010

Navy Glens at Work

Canadian Naval auxiliary tugs Glenevis (left) and Glenbrook (right) await the arrival of HMCS Charlottetown to berth at the naval Dockyard on a breezy February 11.

There are three Glen class tugs based in Halifax (Glenside is the third.)

These distinctive vessels were built in 1977-78, and have dual Voith-Schneider propulsion. Although only rated at 1750 bhp, they do not need more power since most warships are relatively light displacement (and thin skinned!)

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