Objects and Photographs


Engineer Captain Thomas C. Phillips
Engineer Captain Thomas C. Phillips

Thomas Phillips, seen here in his full-dress uniform, was a British-born naval engineer who worked on the designs of HMCS Skeena and HMCS Saguenay.

During the First World War, Phillips had been on loan from the Royal Navy as a temporary engineer lieutenant in HMCS Niobe and at Naval Service Headquarters in Ottawa, transferring to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in 1918. In this photograph, he carries the full-dress bicorn hat and wears a tailcoat with epaulettes, a belt and sword. Phillips's son Raymond would go on to serve with distinction in the RCN during and after the Second World War.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19840589-004

Torpedo Lecture Room, Halifax
The Gun Battery, Halifax
HMCS Patriot Towing the Hydrofoil HD-4, September 1921
HMCS Thiepval in Nazan Bay, Atka Island, in the Aleutians
12-Pounder Cannon, HMCS Thiepval
Coastal Schooner Everett Hays, Alaska
Red Army Guards aboard HMCS Thiepval
HMCS Thiepval Officers with Japanese Naval Lieutenant, Hakodate, Japan
Loading a Propeller, HMCS Thiepval
HMCS Thiepval Crew Members
Bruno the Brown Bear, HMCS Thiepval
Vickers Vulture Flying Boat in Petropavlovsk, Soviet Union
Soviet Soldiers and HMCS Thiepval Lieutenant
HMCS Thiepval's Lieutenants and the British Flight Crew, Petropavlovsk
The End of the Voyage
Launching HMCS Saguenay, July 1930
HMCS Saguenay, 1931
Engineer Captain Thomas C. Phillips
Destroyer Steam Turbine Engine
HMCS Saguenay Entering Willemstad Harbour, Netherlands Antilles, 1934
Torpedo Test Firing
Commissioning of HMCS Fraser, February 1937
HMCS Restigouche
Royal Naval College of Canada Third Term Reunion, 1932