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HMCS Oriole visits Schooner Cove in Nanoose Bay
ORIOLE AT SCHOONER COVE: Dozens of people turned out to welcome the HMCS Oriole to Schooner Cove on Tuesday in Nanoose Bay. The Oriole is a sailing training vessel and is the longest-serving commissioned ship in the Royal Canadian Navy. She was launched in 1912 and commissioned in 1952 and continues to provide leadership training for junior officers. She normally carries a crew of 20. The Oriole is 102 feet long, as is its mainmast's height. For more photos of the Oriole's visit to Schooner Cove, see page A5 and visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pqbnews.