Objects and Photographs


HMCS Patriot, around 1922
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
CWM 19850317-001

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