HMCS Calgary, Esquimalt BC

As noted earlier, we had a day sail on the HMCS Calgary back in September.

It’s an impressive ship with good handling characteristics, but the question naturally arises: “Yes, but can it turn on a dime?”

Well, OK, maybe the question was more like, “How far can this thing heel over (aka list, incline, tilt, cant, careen, keel over) without, you know, capsizing?”

And the answer was, “Umm, pretty far.”

View of frigate's helicopter deck, canted to starboard.

And again, just to be clear.

View of rear of frigate's helicopter deck, canted to port.


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2 Responses to HMCS Calgary, Esquimalt BC

  1. Jim Taylor says:

    You see, that’s the difference between a planing hull and a displacement hull. A planing hull would lean inwards. A displacement hull leans outwards, thus facilitating upchuck over the lee rail.
    Jim T

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Jim T – Counter-intuitively, facilitating upchuck is actually a good thing. Glad to know the difference between planing and displacement hulls. Thanks!

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