HMCS Shearwater's Crew
Many of HMCS Shearwater's crew pose on deck, with one of the ship's life rings visible at upper right.
This photograph was likely taken in 1917 during a four-month trip escorting the Canadian submarines CC-1 and CC-2 from Esquimalt to Halifax. Built for patrol work, and of limited use against modern warships, Shearwater spent much of the war as a tender in Esquimalt, providing accommodation and workshop facilities for the crews of CC-1 and CC-2.
George Metcalf Archival Collection