Objects and Photographs


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Stokers, HMCS Huron
Stokers, HMCS Huron

In this undated photograph, stokers group around HMCS Huron's "A" gun while the ship is alongside another destroyer (right).

Visible on many of their right arms are the three-bladed propeller badges indicating their specialty. These sailors were part of a team that prided itself on being able to give Huron's captain, Lieutenant-Commander Herbert S. Rayner, the power and manoeuvrability needed during battles around Arctic convoys and against German destroyers in the English Channel. Huron had three oil-fired boilers feeding two powerful steam turbine engines that could drive the ship as fast as 36 knots (over 66 kph).

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19890282-003

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