F.L. Houghton aboard HMCS Vancouver
Lieutenant-Commander Frank Houghton, commanding officer of the destroyer HMCS Vancouver, poses aboard his ship in the early 1930s.
Houghton, who commanded Vancouver between 1933 and 1934, wears rain gear on this obviously rainy day, and an awning has been rigged above the destroyer's deck to provide some additional shelter. One of the destroyer's 4-inch guns is visible on the left, while drum-shaped depth charges sit on racks at the right. Vancouver was one of a number of British destroyers transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy during the interwar period.
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