For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Harbour Training Submarine OLYMPUS S12


Formerly HMS/m OLYMPUS


HTSM Olympus alongside Halifax


Royal Navy badge for

HMS Olympus


Laid down: 04 Mar 1960

Launched: 14 Jun 1961

Commissioned: 07 Jul 1962

Paid off: 1980s

Transferred to RCN - never commissioned: 1989

Fate: Broken up in 28 Jul 2011


Olympus was never commissioned in the Canadian Navy.  She was used as an alongside training platform from 1989 until the mid-90s.  She was sold for scrap and sent by barge to Port Maitland to be broken up in 2011.


Photos and Documents


HTSM Olympus Welcome Aboard pamphlet






Courtesy of Andre Langlois