Plotting Room, Ottawa, 29 November 1943
At Naval Service Headquarters in Ottawa, members of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service plot the locations of Allied units and the suspected locations of German U-Boats (submarines) on large, wall-mounted maps (right and background).
During the Second World War, the Royal Canadian Navy established an Operational Intelligence Centre. Its functions included using decoded enemy signals to track German U-Boats. U-Boat data, weather information, and other factors allowed Allied commanders to plan convoy routes and conduct naval operations.
George Metcalf Archival Collection