Halifax-International Fleet Review-2010 - smcclearn

The wind was not cooperating, and the first line of ships were all hanging off with their sterns facing away from the review ship, ST. JOHN'S. As the lead ship of the Review, CHARLOTTETOWN (foreground) had to maintain a proper line fore-and-aft so that she could fire her saluting guns, which were mounted port and starboard at the stern. Thus the requirement for a stern thruster.