Objects and Photographs


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Canadian Ships in Halifax Harbour
Canadian Ships in Halifax Harbour

This undated photograph shows two new Canadian destroyers (left and right) in Halifax harbour.

Behind them, two Prestonian class ocean escorts, converted from Second World War frigates, are tied up at the dock, while the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge dominates the skyline. As Canada's main Atlantic naval base, Halifax had hosted elements of the Canadian navy since 1910. Starting in the mid-1950s, this began to include modern anti-submarine escorts like these two destroyers and updated wartime vessels like the Prestonian class escorts delivered from Canadian shipyards.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20020135-084

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