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Visitors Exploring HMCS Niobe
Visitors Exploring HMCS Niobe

Though HMCS Niobe's acquisition provoked controversy amongst politicians and the press, the ship drew a crowd when opened to the public in Halifax.

Here, visitors, guided by crew members, climb over Niobe's quarterdeck and aft bridge. Many are lined up or climbing ladders to visit the bridge (top centre), while others examine two of the ship's guns on the quarterdeck. The striped arms of semaphores, used to send visual signals, can be seen atop the bridge and on the wings extending to either side.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20030174-004



British Ships in Halifax, 1901
American Cruiser USS Olympia
HMS New Zealand (right) and HMAS Australia (left)
HMCS Niobe, Stern View
HMCS Rainbow arrives at Esquimalt, British Columbia
Rear-Admiral Sir Charles E. Kingsmill
Arrival Ceremony, HMCS Rainbow, Esquimalt, British Columbia
First Naval Recruits, HMCS Niobe
Royal Naval College of Canada, Class Photo, 1911
Royal Naval College of Canada, Machine Shop
Cartoon, HMCS Niobe Coronation Contingent, 1911
Sailors Marching, Esquimalt
HMCS Niobe at Anchor
Boxing Match, HMCS Niobe
Visitors Exploring HMCS Niobe
Coaling the Ship, HMCS Niobe
Gun Practice, HMCS Niobe
Gun Deck, HMCS Niobe
"Seeing the World in Comfort," HMCS Niobe
HMCS Niobe in Drydock, around 1911
Diver Going over the Side
View of "Victory" Boat alongside HMCS Niobe
Rope-work, HMCS Niobe
Two Stokers, HMCS Niobe