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Photographer:andrecas [View profile]Title:CFAV ORCA PCT55Added:Feb 26, 2018
Captured:January 11, 2018IMO:UnavailableHits:544
Location:Vancouver, Canada
Photo Category: Patrol forces
Inbound. Heading for fueling depot adjacent Coal Harbour Marina.
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Pennant no.:PCT55
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andrecas on Nov 27, 2018 00:37 (1 year ago)
I noticed someone in the Admin group changed title subject photo back to "HMCS" which prompted me to include additional information as follows....

In regards to Jarrod David's comment, on-line sources reveal the following..."The Orca-class patrol vessels replaced the YAG300 class and operate as training platforms and surveillance craft."

"The Orca-class patrol vessels are not commissioned and as such do not receive the prefix "Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS)".

Other on-line sources reveal.... "the designation Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) is applied as a prefix to surface ships in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Joint Operations Command".

So, which is it....? There seems to be some ambiguity as to which designation applies to the Orca-class vessels...?
I've uploaded 4 or 5 of the Orca-class vessels on this site. Appreciate if someone out there would confirm proper designation...

Thanks in advance...

FYI....There are 8 steel hulled Orca-class vessels in the fleet....
andrecas on Nov 26, 2018 16:16 (1 year ago)
Many thanks comment and information concerning vessel designation. Will amend accordingly including the others I prefixed incorrectly.
Jarrod David on Nov 26, 2018 05:20 (1 year ago)
Awesome photo! This class of ship is known as PCT not HMCS. They are not commissioned so they are not given the HMCS designation. She is Patrol Craft Training or PCT Orca. Great photos.
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