Royal Canadian Navy Recruiting Advertisement
This 1956 recruiting advertisement for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) uses an image of the recently commissioned destroyer HMCS St. Laurent.
The advertisement promotes the RCN as a modern, "forward-looking" organization, pointing to the sleek lines and modern technology of the St. Laurent. The first major warships to be designed and built in Canada, the St. Laurent and the six other ships in its class were the product of decisions in the late 1940s to design and build modern, high-speed, anti-submarine vessels.
George Metcalf Archival Collection