In 2018, HMCS Haida, a tribal-class destroyer became the ceremonial flagship of Royal Canadian Navy.
In all there were 27 Tribal Class Destroyers built for three Commonwealth Navies;
- 16 Royal Navy
- 3 Royal Australian Navy
- 8 Royal Canadian Navy
HMCS Haida, once destined for the scrap heap, was recommissioned in 2018 and became the Royal Canadian Navy’s first-ever ceremonial flagship.
The Haida has an illustrious history which Canadians are justly proud of.
The 21-minute video featured below provides the history of HMCS Haida and the capabilities of the Tribal class.
The RAN’s three Tribal class destroyers were HMA Ships, Arunta, Bataan and Warramunga.
Video of Interest
Naval Legends: HMCS Haida:
Canadian World War II destroyer becomes ceremonial flagship, Naval Daily May 28, 2018, available at, https://navaltoday.com/2018/05/28/canadian-world-war-ii-destroyer-becomes-ceremonial-flagship/
The Hamilton Spectator, 26 May 2018, https://www.thespec.com/news-story/8631299-hmcs-haida-becomes-ceremonial-flagship-of-royal-canadian-navy/
Destroyer Duel Off Ushant: Serving In An International Flotilla, HMCS Haida and Huron Bag A Zerstörer, Canadian Military Magazine, Espritdecorps available at, http://espritdecorps.ca/history-feature/destroyer-duel-off-ushant-serving-in-an-international-flotilla-hmcs-haida-and-huron-bag-a-zerstrer
Korean Waters – Tribal Class Destroyers, Naval Historical Review, June 4, 2007 available at: https://navyhistory.org.au/?s=Korean+Waters+%E2%80%93+Tribal+Class+Destroyers
HMAS Arunta (I), Sea Power Centre Australia, http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-arunta-i
HMAS Bataan, Sea Power Centre Australia, http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-bataan
HMAS Warramunga (1), Sea Power Centre Australia, http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-warramunga-i