Objects and Photographs


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Gun Crew at Practice, SS Stanley Park
Gun Crew at Practice, SS Stanley Park

The crew of SS Stanley Park's 4-inch gun, dressed for hot tropical weather, practice with their weapon.

The heaviest weapon aboard the ship, the 4-inch gun was intended for use against enemy surface raiders or surfaced submarines, as well as against enemy aircraft. While submarines posed the most significant enemy threat to Allied merchant ships, surface raiders, often disguised as friendly or neutral merchant vessels, were also a danger. Aircraft attacks were also a threat for much of the war, particularly in the waters around the United Kingdom and off the European coast, from the Mediterranean to the Arctic.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19860141-051

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