Royal Canadian Navy’s leadership sent a “Bravo Zulu” to HMCS Chicoutimi for commencing sea acceptance trials on September 28 near Esquimalt, B.C.October 5th, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of a serious fire onboard HMCS Chicoutimi, which occurred during her transit sail from the United Kingdom to CFB Halifax. Victoria-class submarine fleet is an important strategic asset for Canada. This latest milestone for HMCS Chicoutimi comes as the Canadian Submarine Service celebrates its centenary.
HMS Niobe was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She served in the Boer War and was then given to Canada as the first ship of the then newly created Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Niobe.