Objects and Photographs


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View of "Victory" Boat alongside HMCS Niobe
View of "Victory" Boat alongside HMCS Niobe

This working model of HMS Victory, displayed beside HMCS Niobe, testifies to the profound British influence on Canada's new navy.

Niobe arrived in Halifax on 21 October 1910, the 105th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, where HMS Victory served as Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson's flagship. Here, a proud senior warrant officer stands beside the boat. This "Victory" is a visible reminder of the degree to which the early Canadian navy shaped its identity around British naval tradition.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20030174-068

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