HMCS Patriot, around 1922
This photograph emphasizes the lean, predatory lines of HMCS Patriot, one of two destroyers acquired by Canada in 1920.
The destroyers Patriot and Patrician had seen British service in the First World War before being transferred to Canada. Along with the light cruiser HMCS Aurora, they formed the core of the Royal Canadian Navy in the early postwar years. Following Aurora's decommissioning in 1922, Patriot was the only significant Royal Canadian Navy unit on the east coast, and saw extensive use as a training ship for naval reservists.
George Metcalf Archival Collection