Le plus ancien bateau militaire au Canada reprend du service
Nul doute, c'est l'un des secrets les mieux gardés de la région. Le POGO, le plus ancien bateau militaire au Canada, ouvrira ses portes au public à la Marina de Hull à l'occasion de la fête du Canada. Le POGO est un bateau aux allures modestes qui a joué un rôle-clé durant la Guerre froide.
La journaliste Nathalie Tremblay nous emmène à bord.
with Contributions from Harold Fernberg, Marc Laplaine & Stephane Bouliane
Commissioned in 1954, HMCS Labrador became the first major vessel to transit the Northwest Passage and the first warship to circumnavigate North America. While on this voyage and later expeditions, she helped protect Canadian Arctic sovereignty, pioneer Arctic navigation, maintain security and conduct extensive scientific work. Labrador's naval crew and civilian scientists also pioneered new areas such as diving in cold water, the operation of helicopters from ships underway, and modern electronic means of hydrographic surveying among others. The ship’s accomplishments during her four year career in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) were nothing short of astounding, though largely unknown to the Canadian public. They garnered deep respect and appreciation from our allied neighbours to the South and the scientific community in North America and abroad.