Navy's new patrol ship named after Wolfville naval hero William Hall
Technicians work on a naval ship at Halifax Shipyard, on Thursday, March 7, 2013. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, June 26, 2015 2:38PM EDT
HALIFAX -- A new Canadian patrol ship will be named after the first Nova Scotian to receive the Victoria Cross.
Julian Fantino, the associate minister of national defence, made the announcement today in Halifax.
Petty Officer William Hall, who was born in Wolfville, is remembered for his actions in the Relief of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion in 1857.
He and one other man were the only members of their brigade to survive a battle with mutineers, but still managed to successfully operate their ship's remaining gun.
This is the fourth of the Royal Canadian Navy's new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships to be named in honour of Canadian naval heroes.