Objects and Photographs


HMCS Micmac
HMCS Micmac

HMCS Micmac, the first Tribal class destroyer to be built in Canada, floats in the drydock at the Halifax Shipyards in June 1945.

Although construction of Micmac began in May 1942, the ship was not launched until September 1943 and did not enter service until September 1945, too late to see action during the Second World War. The large, powerful Tribal class destroyers were the most complex and expensive pieces of military equipment built in Canada during the Second World War, and their construction and completion were delayed largely by the priority given to other shipbuilding and repair work.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19720151-019

Calgary Half Company, RCNVR, 1938
Halifax Dockyard
HMCS Micmac
Calisthenics at HMCS Cornwallis
Canadian Sailor in Hospital
Service Club, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Three Sailors at Rest Base, Northern Ireland
Commander Dorothy Isherwood Inspecting Wrens, Halifax
WRCNS Acceptance Letter to Eleanor McCallum
HMCS Conestoga
WRCNS Summer and Winter Uniforms
WRCNS on Parliament Hill, Ottawa
WRCNS Training at HMCS St. Hyacinthe
WRCNS Quarters, Halifax, 1945
Wrens Listening for German Radio Transmissions
Plotting Room, Naval Service Headquarters, Ottawa
Combat Simulator Ship Model
First Wrens Going Overseas
Jenny Whitehead at Work
Canadian Naval Staff in London on V-E Day
Modelling WRCNS Uniforms and Civilian Wear
Fifth Victory Loan, 1943
Seventh Victory Loan, Halifax, 1944