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November 9, 2011

In a solemn event at the Halifax Shipyard, Minister Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans unveiled the first of nine 'Hero' Class Mid-shore patrol vessels currently being built for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Coast Guard 'Hero' class vessels are named after Canadian heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice for Canada.


Fisheries and Oceans Minister Keith Ashfield (far left) and Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay along with Lynn Tebay (left) and Peggy Carlson unveil the CCGS Private Robertson V.C., first of the Canadian Coast Guard's new 'Hero' class ships currently under construction at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Mrs. Tebay and Mrs. Carlson are grandnieces of Private James Peter Robertson V.C for whom the ship is named. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada photo)