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Large Weapons, Technical and Communications Equipment

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Royal Canadian Navy Lifeboat Bailer
Royal Canadian Navy Lifeboat Bailer

Included in the outfit of lifeboats and other emergency craft, collapsible bailers like this were intended to remove water brought on board by waves, spray, or rain.

A long line (left) kept the bailer from being lost, and also allowed it to be put into the water, where it would act as an improvised drogue, or sea anchor, helping to keep the lifeboat or raft facing into oncoming waves. The braking effect of the drogue also reduced drifting caused by wind, and therefore helped searchers locate survivors.

Lifeboat Bailer
CWM 19801044-019

4-inch Naval Gun and Mounting
"Pom-Pom" Anti-Aircraft Gun, HMCS Kamloops
Depth Charge and Thrower
Hedgehog Anti-submarine Projectile
Squid Anti-submarine Mortar
Medium Frequency Direction Finding Loop
Binnacle, HMCS Swansea
Gyroscopic Compass
Taffrail Log
German Signal Lamp
Royal Canadian Navy Life Vest
Royal Canadian Navy Lifeboat Bailer
Equipment Plates from U-190
U-190's Starglobe
Japanese Shell Fragment
Dumaresq Mark VIII
Oropesa Minesweeping Float
Twin 40mm Bofors Gun
Twin 3-Inch Naval Gun and Mount
Life Ring, HMCS Quebec
Homing Torpedo Mk 43 Mod 3
Practice Depth Charge
4.5-Inch Star Shell Packing Case
4-Inch Cartridge Casing, HMCS Iroquois