Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 15, 2005 10:54 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: National Defence-Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Toronto Visits Goderich

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 15, 2005) - The Commanding Officer and ship's company of Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Toronto are pleased to announce that the ship and her crew will be visiting the City of Goderich from July 20th to 22nd.

The ship will be open for visitors July 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The ship will be berthed at Government Jetty, South Pier. People visiting the ship are asked to bring photo ID and to please leave personal kit bags ashore.

The ship has completed two tours of duty in the Persian Gulf Region as part of Canada's ongoing commitment to the Multinational Campaign against Terrorism. She is fully interoperable with the US Navy and is one of the most combat capable warships in the world.

The ship, under the command of Commander Stuart Moors, has been in the Great Lakes visiting both Toronto and Cleveland and conducting training exercises since July 7, 2005.

For more information on the ship and its deployment, go to: http://www.navy.dnd.ca/toronto/home/index_e.asp

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media are invited to tour the ship in addition to the general public. There is a requirement for media to confirm their attendance with Navy Public Affairs at 902-830-3252 at least 2 days in advance. Media must be in possession of valid photo identification in order to gain access to the ship.

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