Halifax, NS, June 5, 2014: Irving Shipbuilding officially handed over HMCS Charlottetown to DND on Thursday, June 5th. The workforce at Halifax Shipyard paid tribute to the crew as they marched on to the newly refit Halifax- class naval frigate. Irving Shipbuilding President Kevin McCoy addressed the workforce with congratulatory words on an efficient job well done. HMCS Charlottetown is one of seven Halifax- class frigates being refit by the men and women of Irving Shipbuilding. The refit program will finish with HMCS Ville de Quebec and Toronto in 2017.

The HMCS Charlottetown had a successful refit at Halifax Shipyard, finishing right on the original contract date. It is with great pride that we congratulate every one of our employees on a job well done.

All seven of the mid-life refits are taking place at Halifax Shipyard. The majority of ships getting a mid-life refit were originally built at Saint John Shipbuilding. They were commissioned between the years of 1992-1996 and named after Canadian cities. Irving Shipbuilding is excited to welcome the next vessel for mid-life refit, HMCS Ville de Quebec into Halifax Shipyard soon.