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Submarines at Canadian Vickers Shipyard, Montreal
Submarines at Canadian Vickers Shipyard, Montreal

In 1915, Canadian Vickers in Montreal received a contract to manufacture small "H class" submarines like these for Britain's Royal Navy.

The British had ordered 20 submarines from the United States in early 1915, but America was still neutral, which interfered with the orders. The American firms contracted out 10 of the "H class" submarines to Canadian Vickers, which delivered them quickly, since many of the components had already been manufactured south of the border. Six of the submarines left Halifax for Britain on 22 July 1915 and the other four sailed a few weeks later.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19830056-019



Cadet Robert Brett, 1917
Captain Edward H. Martin
Llewellyn and Joseph Lush, 1914, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve
Ship Building, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Merchant Ships under Construction, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Launching of the SS War Camp, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
SS War Camp at Sea
Shift Change at J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Submarines at Canadian Vickers Shipyard, Montreal
HMCS Aurora
Admiral Jellicoe's Visit to Canada, 1919
HMCS Patriot, around 1922
Canadian Submarines CH-14 and CH-15
Royal Naval College of Canada, Esquimalt, 1920-1921
HMS Raleigh Aground, 1922
Battle-Class Trawler HMCS Ypres
RCNVR Quebec Hockey Team
Field Gun Competition, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1924
HMCS Vancouver
F.L. Houghton aboard HMCS Vancouver
Canadian Sailors and Sugar
Leonard W. Murray at the Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
Lieutenant Governor Tory Taking the Salute
Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
    Date created: October 29, 2010