Exercise Cutlass Fury was a NATO antisubmarine exercise with eleven ships, three submarines, 25 aircraft and 3000 sailors from Canada, France, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. The exercise focused on maritime interdiction operations, mine countermeasures, missile defense coordination, littoral(close to shore) combat and anti-surface and anti-submarine operations and tactics.
I enjoyed the armada as they exited Halifax Harbour off Shoal Point. The sky was bright so there was a lot of contrast and shadow but a beautiful day with many of the naval ships at speed and maneuvering.
CCGS Earl Grey
Marine support and research vessel
Nuclear powered attack submarine,......I'm not sure about this identification. There are no visible markings. There was also a United States of America nuclear powered attack submarine in the exercise.
Sea King Helicopter
There were several helicopters patrolling the outer habour.
This tanker was ordered to clear its anchorage in the outer harbour prior to the departure of the naval fleet(I think but can't confirm)
USN Robert E Peary
This support ship was the first to leave the harbour. I just managed a few quick photos from my living room window.
USS Bulkeley and USS Gonzalez