Objects and Photographs


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Officers aboard SS Stanley Park
Officers aboard SS Stanley Park

Officers of the merchant ship SS Stanley Park pose behind one of the name boards identifying their vessel.

Taken in October 1945 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the photograph shows officer cadets Bob Pethick (left) and Doug McPherson (right). In the middle is David McMillan, who kept this and other photographs recording his wartime experiences. All three wear white uniforms intended for the tropics or hot summer weather. Name boards like Stanley Park's, hinged in the middle, were kept folded while the ship was at sea and were only opened when it came into port.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19860141-045

Storm Damage, SS Joel R. Poinsett
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Chief Officer Percy Kelly
Officers aboard SS Stanley Park
SS Stanley Park
David McMillan
Officers, SS Stanley Park
"Crossing the Line", SS Stanley Park
Gun Crew at Practice, SS Stanley Park
Gun Crew, SS Stanley Park
Disposing of Ammunition, SS Stanley Park
Towing SS Noranda Park, September 1945
SS Stanley Park's Swimming Pool
Holiday Portrait, SS Stanley Park
On Stanley Park's Flying Bridge
Fireman, SS Stanley Park
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