The Harry DeWolf-class offshore patrol vessels are warships of the Royal Canadian Navy
(RCN) built by the Government of Canada
Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) procurement project, part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
(now called National Shipbuilding Strategy). In July 2007 the federal government announced plans for acquiring six to eight icebreaking
warships for the RCN.
The vessels had been speculated to be modelled on the Norwegian NoCGV Svalbard
and as of 2007 were projected to cost CA$
3.5 billion to construct with a total project procurement budgeted to cost $4.3 billion in order to cover maintenance over the 25-year lifespan of the vessels.