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Torpedo Practice, HMCS Grilse
Torpedo Practice, HMCS Grilse

These photographs show HMCS Grilse taking part in a torpedo firing exercise, a type of practice important for maintaining the ship's fighting efficiency.

The photographs at top right and bottom left show one of Grilse's torpedoes being fired. Torpedoes were expensive and complicated weapons, and every effort was made to recover them after test firing. "Practice heads" made the torpedoes float at the end of their runs so that they could be recovered easily by small boats like the one seen at bottom right.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19940001-947



Torpedo Practice, HMCS Grilse
Lieutenant Jack Ross and Sailors of HMCS Grilse
Two Sailors on Board HMCS Grilse
HMCS Grilse's Crew
Convoy of the First Contingent
Bridge, RMS Megantic
SS Scandinavian, Canadian Transport
Dazzle-painted Merchant Ship, Halifax Harbour
Thomas Moore in Summer Uniform
Thomas Moore, Postwar
Royal Navy Warships, Firth of Forth, Scotland
Sub-Lieutenant Douglas Urry, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve
"And it blew wondrous cold", Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve
Motor Launch ML 399, in Drydock, Grimsby
Reloading Motor Launch ML 139 with Depth Charges
Motor Launches Attack an Enemy Submarine
Motor Launch Rescues Crashed Seaplane
Canadians Serving in HMS Canada
Flight Commander Wilfred Austin Curtis
Halifax Pier, 1917
YMCA Building, Halifax, 1917
Dockyard Gate, Halifax, 1917
HMS Highflyer
HMCS Niobe, 1917
    Date created: October 29, 2010