Objects and Photographs


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Dominion Day, Niobe Boys
Dominion Day, Niobe Boys

HMCS Niobe sailors celebrate Dominion Day (now Canada Day) "on the town" in Halifax.

In the foreground, a sailor team of "driver" and "draft horse" pull a petty officer in a children's wagon. Behind them, Niobe sailors share revelry and their round caps with local civilians and a soldier or Royal Marine (back row, third from right). This image fits into a long tradition of "Jack ashore" exploits, with sailors ashore and away from shipboard discipline enjoying a variety of amusements.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19830056-044

Boys' Mess, HMCS Niobe
Sailors Sewing Flags, HMCS Niobe
Playing Chess Below Decks, HMCS Niobe
HMCS Niobe's Goat
HMCS Niobe Gun Crew and Gunnery Target
Cecil George Corke, Boy Sailor, HMCS Niobe
Dominion Day, Niobe Boys
At the dockside, HMCS Niobe, Halifax
"Stokers Band," HMCS Niobe
Ceremony on the Quarterdeck, HMCS Niobe
HMCS Rainbow Arriving at Esquimalt, British Columbia, 1910
HMCS Rainbow's Officers Greeting Dignitaries
HMS Shearwater and HMCS Rainbow at Esquimalt, 7 November 1910
Gun Practice aboard HMCS Rainbow
Mess Deck, HMCS Rainbow, around 1910
Walter Hose, Commander of HMCS Rainbow
HMCS Rainbow Sailors and Capstan
HMCS Rainbow "Cleared for Action"
HMCS Rainbow in Drydock, Esquimalt
Commander Walter Hose, HMCS Rainbow
Sailor Standing by HMCS Rainbow's Wheel
Sailor with Sennet Hat and Camera, HMCS Rainbow
HMS Algerine in Esquimalt, 1914
Canadian Submarine at Esquimalt