Wilkie was the only one to die due to enemy action. Lieutenant Commander Margaret Brooke, MBE, was a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry during the Second World War. After an unsuccessful search for the German submarine, the HMCS Grandmère returned two hours later to pick up survivors. after a woman, as well as the first time for a living person. December 3, 2019 8:00 am . Type: Arctic and offshore patrol vessel. Harry DeWolf was officially launched on 15 September 2018. An important milestone in the construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) future fleet, the launch marked the first time the ship … Many had to jump overboard. While she was stationed in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Margaret Brooke survived the torpedoing Thanks for contributing to The Canadian Encyclopedia. A Saskatchewan woman who was a Royal Canadian nursing sister in WW2 is about to receive a major honor. Irving Shipbuilding and the Department of National Defence (DND) honoured the legacy of a decorated veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as steel cutting for the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, commenced. Halifax, NS. HMCS Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431) is the second Harry DeWolf -class offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. In a letter to her brother, Brooke later wrote, “How we got away from her, I don’t know, but we clung together somehow all the time we were under and when we finally reached the surface, we managed to grab a piece of wreckage and cling to that.” Shortly September 2016. HMCS Margaret Brooke, named after a Saskatchewan war hero, is expected to launch in July 2019. November 9, 2019 November 9, 2019 DP Staff Writer 0 Comments Canada, Halifax Shipyard, Harry DeWolf-class OPV, HMCS Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431), Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) The future HMCS Margaret Brooke pier side at Halifax Shipyard. For her courage, Margaret Brooke was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Affiliation with Inuit Nunangat. your username. Inside Halifax Shipyard’s facilities, the Royal Canadian Navy’s third and fourth AOPS, the future HMCS Max Bernays and the future HMCS William Hall, are under construction. HMCS Margaret Brooke is named after LCdr Margaret M. Brooke, an RCN Nursing Sister in the Second World War who was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her selfless act of bravery in attempting to save the life of a colleague after the ferry they were travelling on, the SS Caribou, was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1942. Our team will be reviewing your submission and get back to you with any further questions. Brooke was “astounded” and observed that “the navy doesn’t just go round naming its ships after people.” It marked the first time a Canadian warship had been named the water in attempting to save the life of another Nursing Sister.”. The Royal Canadian Navy’s second of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched on November 10 at Halifax Shipyard.. She lived on her own until she was 97 and was in good health until the fall of 2015. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. immediately after the sinking, she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), the first Canadian nursing sister so recognized. September 16, 2020September 16, 2020admin September 15, 2020 – Two major construction milestones for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke at Halifax Shipyard, as the vessel took on first fuel and also completed installation of the Surveillance and IFF Radar Antenna. Photo courtesy Irving Shipbuilding. The minesweeper HMCS Grandmère immediately set off in pursuit of the German submarine U-69, in accordance with naval orders. The class was derived from the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship project as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and is primarily designed for the patrol and support of Canada's Arctic regions. HMCS Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431) is the second Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. HMCS Margaret Brooke, named after a Saskatchewan war hero, is expected to launch in July 2019. The 103-metre future HMCS Margaret Brooke was launched on November 10, 2019 and is now pier side at Halifax Shipyard where work continues to prepare the ship for sea trials and … Located in: Halifax, NS. Type: Arctic and offshore patrol vessel. Harry DeWolf and Margaret Brooke were originally planned to be delivered in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The future HMCS Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431) joins Canada’s lead AOPS, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf (AOPV 430), pier side at Halifax Shipyard. A soldier pulled Brooke up onto the boat, and together they lifted Wilkie out of the water. The ship is expected to be officially launched in a Naming/Launching ceremony that will involve Ms. Margaret E. Brooke in 2019. Newfoundland became part of Canada in 1949. Facility Modernization and AOPS Progress 2013-2016. The 103-metre future HMCS Margaret Brooke was launched on November 10, 2019 and is now pier side at Halifax Shipyard where work continues to prepare the ship for sea trials and handover to the Royal Canadian Navy. “With Ms. Margaret E. Brooke serving as sponsor of HMCS Margaret Brooke, Canadians will have a living connection to a true wartime naval hero.We look forward to the future operations that her aunt’s namesake ship—and the rest of the Harry DeWolf-Class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels—will take on for Canada, at home and abroad.” MARGARET BROOKE Statistical Data. August 2016. Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding, said of the launch: “Congratulations to our more than 2,000 shipbuilders on today’s successful launch of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke. to a lifeboat rope and the other her companion. HMCS Margaret Brooke, named after a Saskatchewan war hero, is expected to launch in July 2019. This was a ferry that regularly crossed Cabot Strait from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Since there was no naval category for her profession (dietician), she was made a nursing sister with the rank of sub-lieutenant. The ship is the second of the Harry DeWolf class, known as the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships. The cold October air and even colder water soon began to take its toll, and Wilkie developed hypothermia. Photo by MCpl Manuela Berger, Formation Imaging Services Halifax She returned to Saskatchewan and entered her alma mater, where she received 178 likes. A keel-laying ceremony is one of the most significant dates in a ship’s construction. terrified mob.” Unfortunately, the two women did not realize that they should have jumped clear of the ship and were sucked under when it went down. After the war, Margaret Brooke remained in the navy and retired in 1962 as a lieutenant-commander. Tel: (902) 423-9271. died 9 January 2016 in Victoria, BC). and Offshore Patrol Ships would be named HMCS Margaret Brooke in her honour. The class was derived from the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship project as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and is primarily designed for the patrol and support of Canada's Arctic regions. Construction of the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel will continue on land until she is ready to be launched later in the year. Canada B3K 5M7 Welcome! On October 14, 1942, a German submarine torpedoed SS Caribou off the coast of Newfoundland, sinking the ferry within five minutes. Ship’s sponsor of HMCS Margaret Brooke announced. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, – The Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, is now structurally assembled at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard. The ship was launched on 10 November 2019, to be followed by sea trials before delivery to the navy. An important milestone in the construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) future fleet, the launch marked … The second two of four main propulsion diesel engines and … Log into your account. 3099 Barrington Street Navy: Arctic and offshore patrol vessel: Nova Scotia: HMCS Max Bernays (432) Environment: Navy. Assuming command of HMCS Margaret Brooke will be Commander Michele Tessier CD, who joined the Naval Reserves in 1996. Construction of the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel will continue on land until she is ready to be launched later in the year. The future HMCS Margaret Brooke is the second of six Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) being built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Commanding Officer, future HMCS MARGARET BROOKE, AOPV 431 Royal Canadian Navy August 2018 – Present 1 year 2 months. When the torpedo hit, Brooke and Wilkie put on their life belts over their heavy navy coats and went on deck where, in Brooke’s words, they found “one Today, for the Remembrance Day, Future HMCS Margaret Brooke is proud to share some pictures of members of the ship’s company, their family and some members who have previously served in the CAF. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 08, 2019 -- Earlier today the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard successfully transitioned the future HMCS Margaret Brooke from land-level onto a. Canada. British Columbia, where she led an active life. Master Sailor Bassam Mothana, member of Future HMCS Margaret Brooke, did a video for St.Agnes junior high school for their virtual ceremony of Remembrance Day / Matelot-Chef Bassam Mothana, membre du Futur NCSM Margaret Brooke, a préparé cet vidéo pour l’école St-Agnes dans le cadre de leur cérémonie virtuel pour le Jour du Souvenir. The 103-metre future HMCS Margaret Brooke was launched on November 10, 2019 and is now pier side at Halifax Shipyard where work continues to prepare the ship for sea … ( Newfoundland became part of Canada in 1949). Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was successfully launched in Halifax on November 20. Nursing Sister Brooke, a dietician at the Royal Canadian Naval Hospital, The future HMCS Margaret Brooke was successfully launched on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Halifax, NS. The Royal Canadian Navy’s second of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched on November 10 at Halifax Shipyard.. (See Sinking of the SS Caribou. Play Video. See Battle of the Atlantic.) HMCS Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431) is the second Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. HMCS Margaret Brooke AOPV431: Added: Sep 22, 2018: Captured: September 22, 2018: IMO: Unavailable: Hits: 415: Location: Halifax, Canada: Photo Category: Ships under Construction: Description: The middle and stern sections of the future HMCS MARGARET BROOKE AOPV-431 after being moved into place at the Halifax Shipyard September 22, 2018. St. John's, Newfoundland, 17 July 1943. The bow section is still in the assembly hall. This is "Mounting a unit on the future HMCS Margaret Brooke" by Irving Shipbuilding on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. The Harry DeWolf-class will be affiliated with regions of the Inuit Nunangat. Construction of the ships Harry DeWolf and Margaret Brooke started in September 2015 and September 2016 at Halifax Shipyards, respectively. Due to the threat of German submarines in the Atlantic, the ferry was escorted by ships from the Royal Canadian Navy. She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for her heroism after the sinking of the SS Caribou. … The future HMCS Harry DeWolf (AOPV 430) is in the final stages of construction and is preparing for initial builder sea trials at the end of November. Future HMCS Margaret Brooke is launched. Located in: Esquimalt, BC. torpedo in the early morning hours of 14 October 1942. The ship is the second of the Harry DeWolf class, known as the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships. Mar 16, 2018. HMCS Margaret Brooke AOPV431: Added: Sep 22, 2018: Captured: September 22, 2018: IMO: Unavailable: Hits: 415: Location: Halifax, Canada: Photo Category: Ships under Construction: Description: The middle and stern sections of the future HMCS MARGARET BROOKE AOPV-431 after being moved into place at the Halifax Shipyard September 22, 2018. This milestone is a culmination of the work of almost every discipline across our 2,000 shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard. The RCN marked the traditional keel-laying ceremony for the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, HMCS Margaret Brooke, at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard on May 29. The ferry passengers rushed to the remaining lifeboats, frantic to escape. In 1933, she left home to attend the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in household science. She went on to serve in various naval hospitals across Canada and in Newfoundland. The latest Major Milestone for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke with the successful Light-Off of all 4 Main Diesel Generators on Canada's next Arctic & Offshore Patrol Ship. HMCS Unicorn shares the details. February 2017. Steel Cutting Commences on the Future HMCS Margaret Brooke. The actions followed the torpedoing and subsequent sinking of the Newfoundland ferry SS Caribou on … The future HMCS Margaret Brooke was launched on November 10, 2019, and is currently pier side where work continues to prepare the ship for sea trials and handover to the Royal Canadian Navy later this year. For her courage, Margaret Brooke was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. Type: Arctic and offshore patrol vessel. She didn’t suffer [due to unconsciousness] but it was so terrible to see her go.”. she was made a nursing sister with the rank of sub-lieutenant. This is "Flipping a 130 tonne unit for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke" by Irving Shipbuilding on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people… Navy: Arctic and offshore patrol vessel: Nova Scotia: HMCS Max Bernays (432) Environment: Navy. The Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessels are a key part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, as they are intended to replace the Royal Canadian Navy’s current fleet of aging icebreakers. ), Brooke’s award of an MBE was published in the London Gazette on 1 January 1943. HMCS Unicorn shares the details. a BA and PhD, majoring in biostratigraphy and micropaleontology. Major milestones for future HMCS Margaret Brooke with first fuel and radar installation September 16, 2020 September 16, 2020 admin Halifax Shipyard , HMCS Margaret Brooke September 15, 2020 – Two major construction milestones for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke at Halifax Shipyard, as the vessel took on first fuel and also completed installation of the Surveillance and IFF Radar Antenna. MARS Officer Royal … Photo courtesy Irving Shipbuilding. of the SS Caribou. Since there was no naval category for her profession (dietician), Margaret Martha Brooke served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 to 1962. Margaret Martha Brooke, MBE, dietician, naval officer, war hero, paleontologist (born 10 April 1915 in Ardath, SK; In March 1942, Margaret Brooke enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Unicorn, the naval reserve division in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. AOPS Construction Timelapse January–September 2016. Only 101 were rescued of the 119 civilians and 118 military personnel aboard. Play Video. All three sections of future HMCS MARGARET BROOKE have been joined at Irving Shipyard in Halifax on 8 May 2019. The latest Major Milestone for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke with the successful Light-Off of all 4 Main Diesel Generators on Canada's next Arctic & Offshore Patrol Ship. Future HMCS Margaret Brooke / Futur NCSM Margaret Brooke, Halifax, Nova Scotia. July 2016 . Located in: Esquimalt, BC. HMCS Margaret Brooke (431) Environment: Navy. The future HMCS Margaret Brooke on the submersible barge in the Bedford Basin. Commanding Officer, future HMCS MARGARET BROOKE, AOPV 431 Royal Canadian Navy August 2018 – Present 1 year 2 months. She then moved to Ottawa to complete her dietetic internship and earned a certified dietician designation. The class was derived from the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship project as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and is primarily designed for the patrol and support of Canada's Arctic regions. A native of Grand Bank, NL, she previously commanded both the Naval Reserve Division HMCS Griffon in Thunder Bay, ON as well as the coastal defence vessel HMCS Nanaimo. The Generators supply power to the ship for propulsion, services and every other power need. HMCS Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431) is the second Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy. Of the 4,480 nursing sisters who enrolled in all three services during the Second World War, Future HMCS Margaret Brooke Transitioned to Barge for Launch. HMCS Margaret Brooke (431) Environment: Navy. Keel-laying ceremony for HMCS Margaret Brooke marks a shipbuilding milestone. On her hundredth birthday, Margaret Brooke received a telephone call from the Minister of National Defence. MARS Officer Royal Canadian Navy Advertisement. Pendant: 431; Type: Offshore Patrol Vessel; Class: Harry DeWolf; Displacement: 6,440 metric tonnes tonnes; Length: 103.6 m (340 ft) ft; Width: 19 m (62 ft) ft; Draught: ft; Speed: 17 knots kts; Compliment: 65 Officers and Crew Arms: 1 … The Generators supply power to the ship for propulsion, services and every other power need. A Saskatchewan woman who was a Royal Canadian nursing sister in WW2 is about to receive a major honor. She passed out and began to slip into the water, but Brooke grabbed her and hauled her back. Margaret Brooke (AOPV* 431) Max Bernays (AOPV* 432) William Hall (AOPV* 433) Frédérick Rolette (AOPV* 434) Robert Hampton Gray (AOPV* 435) * Official RCN ship's class designation. By contrast, 53 nurses of the 2,845 who served during the First World War died on duty. When the name of HMCS Margaret Brooke was announced in April 2015, it was the first RCN ship ever to be named after a … Canada. Type: Arctic and offshore patrol vessel. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Margaret Brooke will be the second of the RCN’s upcoming Harry DeWolf-Class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels. Future HMCS Margaret Brooke Transitioned to Barge for Launch. Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to your personal reading list, and access the interactive map. She held on to Wilkie until dawn, one hand hanging on 11/10/2020 . For her courage, Margaret Brooke was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. She currently serves as Commander Coastal Forces Pacific. MS JEREMY TERRY, NES OP, CAF PHOTO. The future HMCS Margaret Brooke was successfully launched on Sunday, Nov. 20, in Halifax, NS. On Friday, May 3, the bow section of the second AOPS was transported on heavy lift transporters from inside the Halifax Shipyard’s indoor shipbuilding facility outside […] The HMCS Margaret Brooke was launched on Nov. 10, 2019. He informed her that the second of six new Arctic The namesake of the ship is a Saskatoon war hero, Dr. Margaret Brooke. Brooke was born in Ardath, Sask. The names of the ships to follow in order will be: Max Bernays, the William Hall, the Frédérick Rolette, and the Robert Hampton Gray. Brooke was a nursing sister during the Second World War and survived the torpedoing of the SS Caribou. The … your password Margaret Brooke is the namesake of the Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) being built at Halifax Shipyard. Photo by MCpl Manuela Berger, Formation Imaging Services Halifax An Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry during the Second World War. ( Margaret Brooke was brought up in rural Saskatchewan, where her father was a farmer and her mother a schoolteacher. The 103-metre/338-foot future HMCS Margaret Brooke (AOPV 431) transitioned from Halifax Shipyard’s land level facility to a submersible barge on November 8, 2019 and launched in the Bedford Basin on November 10, 2019. to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. In May 2017, it was announced that Margaret E. Brooke, the niece of Lieutenant Commander Brooke (her rank when she retired in 1962), would act as sponsor for the vessel. Fighting for her own survival, Sub-Lieutenant Brooke heroically tried to save the life of her colleague and friend, Nursing Sister Sub-Lieutenant Agnes Wilkie. Brooke and her friend, Sub-Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) Agnes Wilkie, were passengers on the ferry when it was struck by a German Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was successfully launched in Halifax on November 20. HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 08, 2019 -- Earlier today the shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard successfully transitioned the future HMCS Margaret Brooke from land-level onto a. Halifax, Nova Scotia As Brooke later recounted, “I did manage to hold her until daybreak but then a wave pulled her right away from me. Major milestones for future HMCS Margaret Brooke with first fuel and radar installation September 16, 2020 September 16, 2020 admin September 15, 2020 – Two major construction milestones for the future HMCS Margaret Brooke at Halifax Shipyard, as the vessel took on first fuel and also completed installation of the Surveillance and IFF Radar Antenna. Mar 16, 2018. The class was derived from the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship project as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and is primarily designed for the patrol and support of Ca Fitting out and delivery TBD. After graduation, she stayed at the university as an instructor and researcher. In March 1942, Margaret Brooke enrolled in the Royal Canadian Navy at HMCS Unicorn, the naval reserve division in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Steel Cutting commences on the future HMCS Margaret Brooke. Construction of HMCS Margaret Brooke is now underway at Halifax Shipyard. The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is honoured to announce that Ms. Margaret Elizabeth Brooke, the niece of Canadian naval hero Lieutenant-Commander Margaret Martha Brooke, has agreed to become the sponsor of the ship that will bear her aunt’s name. She is … MARGARET BROOKE (431) The History of the MARGARET BROOKE. This ceremony was marked by the placing of a … Halifax, NS. 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