Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV)

The Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV) enhance the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) ability to assert Canadian sovereignty in Arctic and coastal Canadian waters and support international operations.

This is the first time in its history that the RCN has named a class after a prominent Canadian Navy figure. The remaining ships in the class will be named to honour other prominent Royal Canadian Navy heroes who served their country with the highest distinction. All ships in the Harry DeWolf class will be affiliated with the six Inuit regions in the North.