HMCS Haida glides through Hamilton Harbour on way to drydock repairs
The world's last surviving Tribal Class destroyer, docked in Hamilton since 2003, is moving to Heddle Marine
HMCS Haida left its longtime Hamilton dock early Friday morning to undergo nearly $1 million in repairs and upgrades.
The world's last surviving Tribal Class destroyer has been docked at Pier 9 in Hamilton since 2003, and serves as a National Historic Site.
Parks Canada said in a press release that the ship's rehabilitation is part of the effort to protect historic sites and preserve heritage. It's moving a short distance in the harbour to a drydock at Heddle Marine Service Inc, where the repairs will take place.
"This investment will ensure these cherished places are protected and secured for the future," said Parks Canada.
The project is expected to take until December, 2016.
Here are some photos and a video of the Haida'sdeparture at sunrise on Friday.