Objects and Photographs


HMCS Aurora
HMCS Aurora

The light cruiser HMCS Aurora, the Royal Canadian Navy's new flagship, arrived in Halifax with the destroyers HMCS Patriot and HMCS Patrician on 21 December 1920.

Aurora was an updated version of the cruisers around which the RCN had originally intended to build a fleet. Although Britain had initially offered an older coal-burning cruiser, the Canadian government pressed for and obtained a more modern oil-burning vessel. Aurora was decommissioned less than two years later, after a round of severe budget cuts to the RCN.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19800258-015_1

Cadet Robert Brett, 1917
Captain Edward H. Martin
Llewellyn and Joseph Lush, 1914, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve
Ship Building, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Merchant Ships under Construction, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Launching of the SS War Camp, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
SS War Camp at Sea
Shift Change at J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Submarines at Canadian Vickers Shipyard, Montreal
HMCS Aurora
Admiral Jellicoe's Visit to Canada, 1919
HMCS Patriot, around 1922
Canadian Submarines CH-14 and CH-15
Royal Naval College of Canada, Esquimalt, 1920-1921
HMS Raleigh Aground, 1922
Battle-Class Trawler HMCS Ypres
RCNVR Quebec Hockey Team
Field Gun Competition, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1924
HMCS Vancouver
F.L. Houghton aboard HMCS Vancouver
Canadian Sailors and Sugar
Leonard W. Murray at the Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
Lieutenant Governor Tory Taking the Salute
Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax