Objects and Photographs


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Royal Naval College of Canada, Class Photo, 1911
Royal Naval College of Canada, Class Photo, 1911

Established in 1910, the Royal Naval College of Canada produced a small group of officers who would occupy important positions in subsequent decades.

This 1911 class photograph includes L.W. Murray (second from left, second row) who, as Commander-in-Chief, Canadian Northwest Atlantic, became the only Canadian to command an Allied theatre of operations during the Second World War. The college had spaces for up to 45 officer cadets, aged 14 to 16, who would study for two years before spending a year with the Royal Navy in a large warship.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19910238-267

British Ships in Halifax, 1901
American Cruiser USS Olympia
HMS New Zealand (right) and HMAS Australia (left)
HMCS Niobe, Stern View
HMCS Rainbow arrives at Esquimalt, British Columbia
Rear-Admiral Sir Charles E. Kingsmill
Arrival Ceremony, HMCS Rainbow, Esquimalt, British Columbia
First Naval Recruits, HMCS Niobe
Royal Naval College of Canada, Class Photo, 1911
Royal Naval College of Canada, Machine Shop
Cartoon, HMCS Niobe Coronation Contingent, 1911
Sailors Marching, Esquimalt
HMCS Niobe at Anchor
Boxing Match, HMCS Niobe
Visitors Exploring HMCS Niobe
Coaling the Ship, HMCS Niobe
Gun Practice, HMCS Niobe
Gun Deck, HMCS Niobe
"Seeing the World in Comfort," HMCS Niobe
HMCS Niobe in Drydock, around 1911
Diver Going over the Side
View of "Victory" Boat alongside HMCS Niobe
Rope-work, HMCS Niobe
Two Stokers, HMCS Niobe