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HMCS Ontario in Malta
HMCS Ontario in Malta

The powerful light cruiser HMCS Ontario, seen here in Malta, was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy too late to see action in either Europe or the Pacific.

Ontario completed working-up exercises around Malta and then steamed eastwards via the Suez Canal to join the British Pacific Fleet. The war against Japan ended with Ontario still in transit, but the cruiser met HMCS Prince Robert in Hong Kong. The two ships' crews helped restore order in the recently liberated colony, and helped with the repatriation of prisoners of war, including Canadians, from Japanese camps.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19840132-040

HMCS Prince Robert Refitted as an Armed Merchant Cruiser
German Prisioners Leaving HMCS Prince Robert
Soviet Merchant Ship
HMCS Algonquin
HMCS Ontario in Malta
HMCS Prince Robert in Hong Kong
Liberated Prisoner of War Coming Aboard HMCS Prince Robert
Depth Charge Attack on U-Boat
Rescuing German Survivors
German Prisoners, HMCS Swansea
Spent 4-inch Cartridge Casings, HMCS Swansea
Laying a Smokescreen, HMCS Swansea
Stokers, HMCS Huron
Damage to HMCS Qu'appelle's Stern
260th Landing Craft Flotilla, Southampton, England
Officers of the 260th and 262nd Flotillas
The Crew of LCI(L) 135
LCI(L) 249, Bernières-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944
LCI(L) 249 at Bernières-sur-Mer, 6 June 1944
LCI(L) 135 on Juno Beach
LCI(L) 249 in Drydock, Portsmouth, England
Rescue at Sea
Ship's Company, HMCS Stormont
Commander Kenneth F. Adams and HMCS Iroquois