Wednesday, July 30th15.5°C
21450
21707

Huge warship visits Victoria

Victoria has a lot of tourists this weekend thanks to a visit from one of the world's largest warships.

The U.S.S. Nimitz is anchored near the Canadian navy base in Esquimalt near B.C.'s capital.

The Nimitz is stopping in Victoria this weekend before conducting trials and testing at the Canadian military's test range in Nanoose Bay.

The nuclear powered aircraft carrier is 316 metres long with a flight deck that is nearly 77 metres wide.

It operates roughly 80 aircraft and has a crew of roughly 2,200.

On top of sightseeing some of those crew members are serving lunch at a Victoria homeless shelter and will compete in sporting events with members of the Canadian navy.

The Canadian Press

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.



Read more BC News

21138


Recent Trending





22392




22479



BC Quick Links BC Discussion Forum
Government of BC
Wildfire News
Provincial Emergency Program
BC Health Guide
Drive BC
BC Ferries



Member of BC Press Council


22758