Wednesday, October 29, 2008

H.M.C.S. Haida

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"Hamilton, Ontario's Pier 9 is home to the imposing H.M.C.S. Haida, the only ship remaining of 27 Tribal Class destroyers that were built for the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and the Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945. Run by Parks Canada, this legendary battleship is now designated as a National Historic Site. With a total length of about 115 meters and a loaded displacement of nearly 2,500 metric tons, the Haida offers plenty to explore including four torpedo tubes, numerous guns, a wheelhouse, a sonar control room and a mess deck."

The H.M.C.S. Haida is open daily, May to September, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Admission is C$1.90 for youths, C$3.90 for adults and C$3.40 for seniors.

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