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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Navy destroyers HMCS Iroquois and HMCS Algonquin retire in May

HMCS_Algonquin (DDG 283)Two Royal Canadian Navy destroyers will be officially retired May 1 as the navy prepares to radically shake up how it deploys sailors.

HMCS Iroquois and HMCS Algonquin will be “paid off” at the beginning of next month, a ceremonial term that equates to being decommissioned.

The saying dates back to when sailors were paid off when their ships returned to port and their commissions ended.

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