Objects and Photographs


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Ceremony on the Quarterdeck, HMCS Niobe
Ceremony on the Quarterdeck, HMCS Niobe

Officers and some of the ship's crew gather on HMCS Niobe's quarterdeck at sea.

Ships' crews assembled in open spaces on deck for a variety of purposes, including inspections and religious services. In the foreground, a band clusters around two of Niobe's 6-inch guns. Bands were a standard component on larger ships, performing ceremonial duties and helping to maintain morale. This assembly represents only a small proportion of the more than 600 crew necessary to operate Niobe at sea.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19830056-015

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