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HMCS Haida is a Tribal-class destroyer. During World War II, Haida sank more enemy surface tonnage than any other Canadian warship. She is also the only surviving Tribal-class destroyer out of 27 vessels that were constructed between 1937 and 1945 for the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, and the RCN.

She was in service in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from 1943 to 1963, participating in World War II and the Korean War.

During her service in World War II, HMCS Haida served escorting convoys on North Atlantic waters in 1943 and 1945. She took also part in the Operation Tunnel, Operation Hostile, Operation Kinetic and other naval actions against German Forces developed along the French coast in 1944. Finally, she served in Pacific Campaing, as part of Canada's contribution to Operation Downfall. 

The destroyer now serves as a museum ship on the waterfront of Hamilton, Ontario, and was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984.

In July 2006 Haida was "twinned" with the Polish destroyer ORP Błyskawica in a ceremony in Gdynia, Poland. Both ships served in the 10th Destroyer Flotilla during the Second World War. The ceremony was attended by former crew members of both ships and the general public. 

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