HMCS Ottawa hosts Lion’s share of Christmas

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Christmas cookies crumble onto HMCS Ottawa’s deck as seven daze-eyed children observe Sailor First Class (S1) Deryck Kent, a Marine Technician, in the Machinery Control Room (MCR).

“This is what makes the ship run,” he says, pointing into a hole in the floor. Beneath – a propulsion system that can take the Halifax-class frigate up to 30 knots (56 km/h).

A little boy bravely peeks into the void, his cookie in hand, and returns with a silent ‘wow’.

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