Objects and Photographs

Large Weapons, Technical and Communications Equipment

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Twin 40mm Bofors Gun
Twin 40mm Bofors Gun

The Royal Canadian Navy used 40 mm Bofors guns like this Canadian-manufactured example on a number of post-war ships.

Made and installed in a variety of models and mountings, the 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun was widely used during and after the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Navy used this type of gun and mounting on a variety of ships, including the wartime frigates rebuilt as Prestonian class ocean escorts in the 1950s. These particular guns and their mounting were manufactured in 1945.

Naval Gun, Twin 40mm Bofors Mk XI
CWM 19680076-001

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