Objects and Photographs


You do not have Flash Player installed on this computer. You can download it here: Adobe
"Our Bicycle Trip"
"Our Bicycle Trip"

These photographs show Lieutenant Alex Ross and his wife Mona on a May 1943 cycling holiday in Prince Edward Island.

After Alex Ross had served on the staff at HMCS Kings, the Royal Canadian Navy's junior officer training centre at Halifax, and prior to joining HMCS St. Croix, he and Mona took a cycling vacation in Prince Edward Island. They visited the area around Brackley and the popular nearby beaches. Given the wartime rationing of gasoline and tires, vacations like these were an alternative to automobile trips.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19800567-001_p15

The Sinking of the SS Winnipeg II
Torpedo Damage to HMCS Chebogue
HMCS Trillium Crowded with Survivors
Depth Charge Explosion
U-744 Being Boarded
Survivors from U-569
"Squid Explosion", HMCS Copper Cliff
"Mae West" Life Belts, HMCS St. Laurent
U-210, Seen from HMCS Assiniboine
Fire-fighting, HMCS Assiniboine
Ramming U-210
U-210 Survivors
Burial at Sea, HMCS Assiniboine
HMCS Assiniboine Arriving at St. John's
Damage to HMCS Assiniboine
Ramming damage to HMCS Assiniboine
HMCS St. Croix
HMCS St. Croix in Halifax Harbour, December 1940
Lieutenant Charles Alexander Ross, HMCS St Croix
"Our Bicycle Trip"
"Canadian Destroyer Sunk", HMCS St. Croix
Surgeon Lieutenant William Lyon Mackenzie King, HMCS St. Croix
Mona Ross, Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service