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HMCS Givenchy's Crew, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1919
HMCS Givenchy's Crew, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1919

Canadian sailor John Ambrose Kell kept this photograph as a souvenir of his service aboard the armed trawler HMCS Givenchy in 1919.

Givenchy's crew wear a variety of uniforms in this casual image. Note the sailor (back row, fourth from right) holding a brace and bit, as if he is about to drill into another crew member. As part of a postwar redistribution of ships, the armed yacht HMCS Stadacona and the trawlers HMCS Thiepval, HMCS Armentières, and Givenchy left Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 12 March 1919, arriving in Esquimalt, British Columbia, on 4 June.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20090048-057

Royal Navy Warships in Esquimalt Harbour
Royal Canadian Navy Trawlers, Northwest Arm, Halifax
First World War Atlantic Convoy
German Submarine U-118
Three Canadians in the Royal Navy
Telegram Confirming Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt's Death
Letter to Flight Lieutenant Harry Wambolt's Parents
SS Imo and Halifax Sugar Refinery
HMCS Lady Evelyn after the Halifax Explosion
Recruiting Poster, Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve
HMCS Givenchy's Crew, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1919
HMCS Skeena Plans
"Crossing the Line" Certificate, 1938
"Do You Fit in Here?"
Semaphore Training Tool
Cap Ribbon Order
Commission, Frances Alley
Training Certificate, Evangeline Harrold
Knit for the Navy and Merchant Navy
"Meet the Navy" Program
"Meet the Navy" Program
Royal Canadian Navy Certificate of Acknowledgement
The Canadian Navy Paint Book
German U-Boat Navigation Handbook