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 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 Articles

The Weak Link in Naval Combat Systems [Issue 92]

The Royal Canadian Navy has experienced quantum leaps in combat systems technology over the past decades, an evolution that has increased weapon and sensor performance, and their integration.

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Forward Fire Control System Pump Repair Aboard HMCS Ottawa [Issue 92]

While en route to Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands as a part of her greater journey in support of Operation Projection and Operation Neon, HMCS Ottawa (FFH-341) suffered a fault in the forward fire-control system (FCS).

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Update: Frigate Mid-life Refit Diesel Generator Replacement [Issue 92]

As with all major engineering systems discussed more than a decade ago for the Halifax-class mid-life refits (MLRs), the situation with the MWM602 diesel engines used to power generators for shipboard electrical service became a hot topic of debate:

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A Shipboard Electrical Training Aid for Marine Technicians [Issue 92]

The creation and implementation of the Marine Technician (Mar Tech) trade has brought with it certain growing pains with respect to knowledge and training for in-service sailors adjusting from legacy trades to the new Mar Tech classification.

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