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Stoker Abner Beckwith Willford and Ship's Crew, HMCS Shearwater
Stoker Abner Beckwith Willford and Ship's Crew, HMCS Shearwater

Nine members of HMCS Shearwater's crew pose against one of the ship's guns, with the barrel seen on the right.

This is one of several photographs from Shearwater's voyage with CC-1 and CC-2 that belonged to Abner Beckwith Willford, an American-born stoker in Shearwater's crew. Willford (back row, second from right) was responsible for tending the ship's coal-fired boilers. While the location of the photograph is unknown, the weather is warm enough that two sailors (middle row) are not wearing their uniform jumpers over their white gunshirts.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19840218-002_19



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HMCS Galiano Ship's Company, 1918
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HMCS Shearwater in the Panama Canal
HMCS Shearwater's Crew
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Sailor and 3-Pounder Hotchkiss Gun, HMCS Shearwater
Stoker Abner Beckwith Willford and Ship's Crew, HMCS Shearwater
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Thomas Hayes, Royal Naval Reserve, Newfoundland, HMCS Niobe
SS Brindilla
HMCS Stadacona and HMCS Niobe
HMCS Canada
HMCS Shearwater, Stadacona, and Lady Evelyn
HMCS Laurentian and Margaret
Canadian Minesweepers
SS Audax Sinking
HMHS Llandovery Castle
HMCS Grilse at Speed
HMCS Grilse at Dock, 1916
HMCS Grilse and Allies' Flags
HMCS Grilse Firing a Torpedo, 1915
    Date created: October 29, 2010