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April 09, 2010 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: HMC Ship Named for Carleton Place Area Highlight Naval Centennial

CARLETON PLACE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) - A representative of the Canadian Navy will present a framed pictorial history of HMCS Carlplace to its namesake city at a Carleton Place City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 13. As part of the Canadian Navy Centennial. Commander Hugh McEwen, Director Maritime Requirements Sea 3 with Chief of the Maritime Staff, will make the presentation at 7 p.m. in the council chambers of the Town Hall, located at 175 Bridge Street in Carleton Place, Ontario.

Commemorating HMCS Carlplace, the presentation will include a framed picture of the ship that also includes the ship's badge and a historical write-up.

Named for Carleton Place, Ontario, the River class frigate Carlplace was commissioned on 13 December 1944 at Quebec City, Quebec, and was the last Royal Canadian Navy frigate to enter service during the war. On 13 November 1945, the ship was paid off at Halifax and laid up at Shelburne. HMCS Carlplace was presented with the Canadian Battle Honour: Atlantic 1945. In 1946, she was sold to the Dominican Republic for conversion to a presidential yacht, and was renamed Presidente Trujillo.

Similar presentations are being made across Canada, to bring attention to the Canadian Naval Centennial and highlight the connection the Navy has with communities large and small in every corner of the country. Since 1910 Canada has put over 850 warships to sea under the naval ensign. Over 300 ships have been named for communities from coast to coast to coast.

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