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The Kingpost is Dead! Long Live the Vertrep!

FSTO

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When I was DeckO in VAN, I recall only rigging for it once. And that was for WUPS.
Anyone with more recent experience, are you sad to see this go? Do you think they'll pull them out or just leave them in? Is the weight saving an issue in the Frigates?

SUBJ:DIVESTMENT OF HALIFAX CLASS KINGPOST

REFS: A. NAVAL BOARD 01-21

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B. DISC CAPT(N) FORBES (DMEPM MSC)/CDR PIERRE (DMEPM NC 3)

14 OCT 21

C. TELECON CDR PIERRE/C. MACKAY (NFR) 18 OCT 21

1. NAVAL BOARD HAS DETERMINED AT REF A THAT IN ORDER TO REALIZE COST

AND MAINTENANCE SAVINGS, THE RCN WILL DIVEST

THE KINGPOST CAPABILITY FROM THE HALIFAX-CLASS. THE OPERATIONAL

CAPABILITY PROVIDED BY THE HALIFAX CLASS KINGPOST IS NO LONGER

REQUIRED.

2. AN ENGINEERING CHANGE HAS BEEN INITIATED BY DGMEPM IN RESPONSE TO

THIS DIVESTMENT DECISION. IN ORDER TO MEET THE SPIRIT OF THE NAVAL

BOARD DECISION, SYSTEM AUTHORITY INTERIM DIRECTION FOLLOWS AND IS

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

2.1. REPAIR AND OVERHAUL LINE FOR THE KINGPOST AND ANY OTHER TASKINGS

WITH INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDERS RELATED TO THE KINGPOST ARE TO BE

TERMINATED IAW ESTABLISHED CONTRACTUAL PROTOCOLS.

2.2. ALL KINGPOST RELATED PREVENTIVE AND CORRECTIVE WORK ORDERS SHALL

NO LONGER BE SCHEDULED OR ACTIONED BY FMFCB/CS.

2.3. SS ARE TO CEASE ALL PREVENTIVE AND CORRECTIVE KINGPOST

MAINTENANCE ONBOARD HFX CLASS SHIPS, AS WELL AS ANY FURTHER TESTING

AND CERTIFICATION ON THE KINGPOST BY FMFCS/CB.

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2.4. LOCK OUT AND TAG OUT PROCEDURES SHALL BE INITIATED FOR THE

KINGPOST ON ALL HALIFAX CLASS SHIPS UNTIL PERMANENT DISPOSITION

DIRECTION IS DEVELOPED THROUGH ENGINEERING CHANGE PROCESS AND

PROMULGATED. THIS LOTO

DIRECTION APPLIES ALSO TO SHIPS HOLDING CURRENT PREVENTIVE

MAINTENANCE AND A VALID

CERTIFICATION ON THEIR KINGPOST.

2.5. SUPPLY DEPOTS SHALL NOT ISSUE A HALIFAX CLASS KINGPOST OR ANY

SPARES RELATED

TO THE EQUIPMENT TO ANY BASE/UNIT/SHIP. STORES DEMANDS ARE TO BE

CANCELLED.

2.6. STEPS ARE TO BE TAKEN TO UPDATE DRMIS INFORMATION TO STOP THE

GENERATION OF PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE ROUTINES

2.7. NATO PUBLICATION ATP-16 IS TO BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THIS CHANGE

IN RAS CAPABILITY FOR THE CLASS

2.8. QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE DIRECTION CONTAINED IN THIS PARAGRAPH

MAY BE DIRECTED TO DAVID.HERON AT FORCES.GC.CA OR

MICHAEL.DIAMOND-MASSE AT FORCES.GC.CA

3. FURTHER TECHNICAL DIRECTION FROM THE LCMM REGARDING REMOVAL OF

EQUIPMENT AND SPARES FROM SHIPS WILL BE COMMUNICATED ONCE THE

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ENGINEERING PROCESS AND DISPOSAL PLAN HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

4. IAW REF C, OPERATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL PROVIDE DIRECTION SEPCOR

REGARDING DOCTRINE AND TRAINING, AND ASSOCIATED POLICY, DIRECTIVES,

AND STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.
 

Good2Golf

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Historical question I guess, where would the kingpost be stored when not rigged?
 

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If this doesn't go down in history as the RCN's Cromwell message...
 

Colin Parkinson

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When the helicopters stop flying due to lack of spare parts, crews, maintainers , etc. We have another option

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We hardly ever use it so I have no issues getting rid of it. The ships that have to cold move at NB to make room for King post trials will thank you.
 

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"We hardly ever use it" is not in and of itself a reason to divest it.
 

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"We hardly ever use it" is not in and of itself a reason to divest it.
When I say "hardly" ever use it, I mean it was used years ago. Its not needed anymore as the message says and saves the RCN a significant chunk of money.
 

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We hardly ever use it so I have no issues getting rid of it. The ships that have to cold move at NB to make room for King post trials will thank you.

Agreed I havent seen it used in a very long time. Last time I think I saw it in action was in 2006 during a RAS with the German tank Spessart.

Even in 2019 when we were resupplied by ASTERIX we did it via light jack stay from the port RAS position.
 
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