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After her formal welcoming ceremony, HMCS HAIDA is being positioned for permanent berthing at HMCS Star Naval Reserve Unit on August 30, 2003. (Photo by Jerry Proc)

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Welcome to HMCS HAIDA National Historic Site and historic naval ship.

She is the last remaining example of the 27 Tribal Class destroyers built for the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy between 1937 and 1945. It has been said that The Tribals were "magnificent in appearance, majestic in movement and menacing in disposition". Technologically, they represented the most advanced naval architecture, marine propulsion systems and weaponry of their time.

Once, HAIDA was a mighty fighting ship. Today, she is an irreplaceable historic artifact and her significance has been formally recognized by the Canadian Historic Sites and Monuments Board. Not only is the ship historically significant, but she is a cultural asset representing a life style, however transient, of more than a generation of Canadians who served in Canada's Navy between 1943 and 1963. The thousands of men who sailed in Haida represented a total cross section of Canadian society during that period.

Today, Parks Canada owns and operates HMCS HAIDA as a National Historic site. Please refer to the Related Web Sites section to view Park's Canada official web site.

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