Objects and Photographs


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SS Stanley Park
SS Stanley Park

This view of the SS Stanley Park at anchor shows the ship's general layout and much of its defensive equipment.

Stanley Park's most visible defensive armament is the 4-inch gun mounted on its stern (left), with an anti-aircraft rocket launcher often called a "pillar box" just to its right. Ships like Stanley Park also typically had a 12-pounder gun mounted near the bow (right), as well as a number of machine guns and 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns mounted in various locations. Long booms attached to both masts (centre left and centre right) supported anti-torpedo nets that could be trailed in the water in an attempt to stop torpedoes.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19860141-025

Storm Damage, SS Joel R. Poinsett
Rescuing Survivors
HMCS Longueuil Rescues Survivors
Ordinary Seaman Somer Oscar James
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
HMCS Micmac
HMCS Magnificent and Destroyer
Canadian Ships in Halifax Harbour
HMCS Assiniboine and Sea King Helicopter
HMCS Porte St. Louis and HMCS Porte St. Jean
HMCS Ontario in the Panama Canal