Objects and Photographs


HMCS Chaleur at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, 1939
HMCS Chaleur at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, 1939

One of many naval auxiliary vessels in the St. Lawrence, HMCS Chaleur was a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) cutter.

Because the outbreak of war found the Royal Canadian Navy short of vessels, it soon acquired a range of ships and boats from other government departments and agencies. One of three RCMP motor boats taken over for use at Quebec City, Chaleur was assigned to the examination service, transporting personnel who boarded, inspected, and reported on incoming ships.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19920085-1018

HMCS Chaleur at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, 1939
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U-Boat U-190 Commissioning
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The Torpedoing of HMCS Magog
Damage to HMCS Magog
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Surrendered U-Boats at Lisahally, Northern Ireland
The Surrender of U-190, 1945
U-190 and Canadian Escort
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Inside U-889
U-889's Control Room
U-889's Aft Torpedo Room
U-889's Stern
U-889's Bridge Superstructure
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Confiscated Japanese Canadian Fishing Boats
R.B. Michelin, Fishermen's Reserve