In the new episode of Naval Legends, we will tell you about the last and only remaining destroyer of the Tribal class—HMCS Haida! The Royal Canadian Navy Reserve preserved the ship as a museum in Hamilton, Ontario. The destroyer was named after the Native American Haida people living in the U.S. and Canada. This representative of the Royal Canadian Navy destroyed more enemy vessels than any other ship in the history of Canada.
Canada did not have its own Navy until 1910. In the first half of the 1930s, all great powers, including Great Britain, were reinforcing their Navies with brand new destroyers. Destroyer Haida was laid down at the end of September 1941 at a British Vickers-Armstrong shipyard. The ship was commissioned two years later and was assigned to the metropolitan fleet.
Learn more about the distinguished service of one of the most well-known Canadian ships in our new video!