Friday, October 25, 2013

Project Ojibwa: Canadian Cold War Submarine (Literally) Museum

I just thought I would share a new museum project that opened for tours this summer in Port Burwell, Ontario.

From the site:

"The Elgin Military Museum is proud of having met the challenge of incredible hurdles to preserve and operate HMCS OJIBWA, a cold war Oberon Class submarine, as part of a Museum - reflecting our naval heritage for the benefit of future generations. Now, along with the restoration of the submarine, a new branch of the Elgin Military Museum, the  Museum of Naval History is in the works. With luck, it will open in 2014, the one hundredth anniversary of the Canadian Submarine Service.

HMCS OJIBWA was the first submarine built expressly for the Royal Canadian Navy (although there were submarines in the Canadian navy since the Great War). The process took longer than expected; however, we are now the proud owner of this former cold warrior."



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