Objects and Photographs


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12-Pounder Cannon, HMCS Thiepval
12-Pounder Cannon, HMCS Thiepval

Members of Thiepval's crew maintain the ship's main armament, a 12-pounder cannon mounted on a platform in the bow.

Thiepval's limited weaponry was sufficient for the ship's peacetime patrol work. After being transferred to the west coast from Halifax in 1919, Thiepval's duties included counting seals, patrolling against rum-runners, and ensuring that American fishing boats did not enter Canadian territorial waters. Years after Thiepval's 1930 sinking, divers raised this gun and placed it on display at nearby Ucluelet, British Columbia.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19710050-001_86

Torpedo Lecture Room, Halifax
The Gun Battery, Halifax
HMCS Patriot Towing the Hydrofoil HD-4, September 1921
HMCS Thiepval in Nazan Bay, Atka Island, in the Aleutians
12-Pounder Cannon, HMCS Thiepval
Coastal Schooner Everett Hays, Alaska
Red Army Guards aboard HMCS Thiepval
HMCS Thiepval Officers with Japanese Naval Lieutenant, Hakodate, Japan
Loading a Propeller, HMCS Thiepval
HMCS Thiepval Crew Members
Bruno the Brown Bear, HMCS Thiepval
Vickers Vulture Flying Boat in Petropavlovsk, Soviet Union
Soviet Soldiers and HMCS Thiepval Lieutenant
HMCS Thiepval's Lieutenants and the British Flight Crew, Petropavlovsk
The End of the Voyage
Launching HMCS Saguenay, July 1930
HMCS Saguenay, 1931
Engineer Captain Thomas C. Phillips
Destroyer Steam Turbine Engine
HMCS Saguenay Entering Willemstad Harbour, Netherlands Antilles, 1934
Torpedo Test Firing
Commissioning of HMCS Fraser, February 1937
HMCS Restigouche
Royal Naval College of Canada Third Term Reunion, 1932