Objects and Photographs


Battle-Class Trawler HMCS Ypres
Battle-Class Trawler HMCS Ypres

The trawler HMCS Ypres, seen here in Bedford Basin, Nova Scotia, was used as a training ship from 1923 until 1932.

Ypres was one of a useful group of 12 trawlers built for local defence and minesweeping during the First World War. It was retained after the war, while most of the other trawlers were sold or transferred to other government departments. For much of the 1920s, trawlers like Ypres formed an appreciable part of the Royal Canadian Navy's fleet.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19750559-009_p17c

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