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Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax

This 1920s photograph shows how the history and traditions of Britain's Royal Navy continued to shape its Canadian counterpart in the early part of the twentieth century.

Although the barracks is located in a building on land, barrels on the deck and tables suspended from overhead mimic the mess decks of wooden sailing warships where sailors ate, lived, and slept. The radiators under the windows and the enclosure for the outside door (left) were both concessions to Halifax winters.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19750559-009_p20



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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