For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
PCT COUGAR 61
The Orca-class is a class of eight steel-hulled Royal Canadian Navy Training Tenders. Based on the Australian-designed Pacific-class patrol boat, the Orca-class was constructed by Victoria Shipyards between Nov 2004 and Nov 2008, at a total project cost of C$90.7 million. All are in service at CFB Esquimalt in British Columbia. They replaced the YAG 300 class and operate as training platforms and surveillance craft. These ships are not commissioned. On 15 Jun 2017, while exiting Esquimalt harbour, Cougar struck HMCS Chicoutimi. HMCS Chicoutimi was secured alongside the jetty when this happened. There were no injuries from the incident.