Maritime Engineering Journal

Canada’s Naval Technical Forum

The Maritime Engineering Journal (MEJ) has been the principal publication of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Technical Community; this community includes past and present serving members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Public Servants. Since 1982, the MEJ provides unclassified discussion surrounding naval technical challenges, naval history, and human interest stories from within the Naval Technical Community. 

Feature Article

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FMF Cape Scott: Overcoming Challenges Associated with the Installation of HMCS Charlottetown’s Rudder System with a Focus on Rudder Hub Casting Defects [Issue 103]

Throughout the operational cycle of the Halifaxclass frigates, the ship’s rudder is periodically inspected with the goal of confirming that its condition is satisfactory, and that it will operate within design intent.

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Internal Communications Trunked Radio System for the Halifax-class Frigates [Issue 103]

The Internal Communications System (ICS) of the RCN’s Halifax-class frigates has been upgraded with an Internal Communications Trunked Radio System (ICTRS) that provides hands-free communications tied directly into the wired ICS Shipboard Integrated Communications (SHINCOM) network. It is a circuitswitched, non-IP system that is resilient to hacking.

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Technical Service Paper: A Proposal to Relocate the Logic Reset Button for the Converter Cabinets aboard the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels [Issue 103]

The Royal Canadian Navy’s new Harry DeWolfclass Arctic and offshore patrol vessels (AOPVs) are fitted with two propulsion power-converter cabinets located in the port and starboard upper motor rooms.

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