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We departed San Diego and headed out to sea. We met U.S.
Navy ships coming into harbour and the entire ship's company
participated in the traditional salute from ship to ship. Lt(N) Barber then showed me around his ship. He is the second-in-command for the ship's Marine Systems Engineering Department.
He showed me the main room he works out of where they
monitor everything working on the ship. If something goes
wrong, he hears about it.
We went up the bridge and he explained how it is set up for
communications, maneuvering, ship-to-air armament and below
sea level monitoring. The captain is on the bridge during critical
times. Otherwise he visits various areas of the ship depending
on what is going on. There is also a second bridge below deck
in case the ship comes under attack.
Once I had an idea of the ship's layout, Lt(N) Barber went back
to work. They were preparing to meet up with a U.S. supply
vessel and would be refueling at sea. This is considered one
of the most dangerous maneuvers while underway. They want
the fuel safely transferred from the supply ship directly into
their holding tanks. When we met up with this huge supply
ship, everything went like clock work. Once completed and
everything was secured, the ship sped away, headed for home.

One of the most impressive sights was being on the bridge after
sunset. There are just two red lights strategically placed to help
the duty watch safely go to their required stations. I was also
allowed to step out onto the port side outside wing. The ship
was traveling at 18 knots in complete darkness, so there was
no light to interfere with the night skies. This particular night,
the skies were clear and the stars were spectacular.
On our last night out, the captain held the annual ship's Christmas dinner. In traditional manner, the youngest member of the
ship became captain for the night. The member chosen was 18
years old and had been on the ship for only three months. Now
he was in charge. The captain exchanged rank insignias with
him and then served the new captain his dinner of turkey and
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all of the enlisted personnel their dinner and then did all the
clean up afterwards.

As per orders, we arrived at CFB Esquimalt around 08:30 and
prepared to tie up alongside HMCS Winnipeg. Normally each
ship would have its own berth but the base was under major
renovations. Once secured, the captain gave the order for all
authorized personnel to go ashore. Unfortunately, a select few
had to stay behind to monitor the ship just in case. I left the
Over the next three days, I was shown all areas of the ship. ship with Lt(N) Barber as he started his Christmas leave.
Different personnel showed me their areas of expertise. I was
also fortunate to meet two Tigers who are retired navy naptains,
enjoying the opportunity to see their sons in action. They knew
the ship inside and out. They took me around and explained
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retired. They were impressed with the updates. Everywhere we
went, personnel were practicing. From 0800 hours until their
job was done, the computers were constantly in training mode,
testing everyone for all kinds of different situations.
The weather was cold on the open seas. I am glad that I had
my winter parka. We had two days of normal seas and two
days of 12 to 15 foot (3.7 to 4.8 meters) waves. But the ship
did not slow down. We got bounced around at times. Any time
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to a wave hitting the side of the ship, whoever was nearby got
up and secured the problem.

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AT THE HELM: BEGINNING ANOTHER YEAR OF BIG CHANGES
TRAVEL DESTINATION : SALT SPRING ISLAND WITH GOURMET FOOD AND DRINK
POWER REVIEW: NEPTUNUS 750 ENCLOSED FLYBRIDGE
SAIL REVIEW: DUFOUR 430 GRAND LARGE
POWER REVIEW: WORLD CAT 280 DC-X
SPECIAL FEATURE: WE PICK 30 OF THE MOST EXCITING BOATS FOR 2021
THE PORT HOLE: FEBRUARY 2021
JOIN A BOATING CLUB
BOATING SKILLS FOR NOVICE TO ADVANCED BOATERS
START BOATING THE EASY WAY WITH FREEDOM BOAT CLUB
CROSSING THE LINE: OF COURSE: SOME LESSER-KNOWN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
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