Objects and Photographs


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Canadians Serving in HMS Canada
Canadians Serving in HMS Canada

This 1918 photograph shows Canadian sailors serving in the British battleship HMS Canada.

Several sailors wear an "RN Canadian VR" cap tally, indicating service in the Royal Navy Canadian Volunteer Reserve. The one in the middle of the front row also holds a gun tampion, or muzzle cover, bearing a moose head, part of the ship's badge. R.B. Brett (second row, fourth from left) was one of the Canadian midshipmen training aboard HMS Canada in 1918. The Canadian contingent was just a small fraction of the more than 1000 sailors needed to crew the ship.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19800603-001_38

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Two Sailors on Board HMCS Grilse
HMCS Grilse's Crew
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Bridge, RMS Megantic
SS Scandinavian, Canadian Transport
Dazzle-painted Merchant Ship, Halifax Harbour
Thomas Moore in Summer Uniform
Thomas Moore, Postwar
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Sub-Lieutenant Douglas Urry, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve
"And it blew wondrous cold", Royal Naval Motor Boat Reserve
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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