Objects and Photographs


"Minor war vessels at Gaspé, 1942"
"Minor war vessels at Gaspé, 1942"

Fairmile motor launches (left), minesweepers (centre), a corvette (right), and other ships are tied up at HMCS Fort Ramsay, the naval base at Gaspé, Quebec.

Despite the label of this wartime photograph, vessels like these were the mainstay of Canadian naval power in the St. Lawrence in 1942. Fairmiles in particular helped fill the need for escort and patrol vessels, although their small size limited the armament and equipment they could carry.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20070195-008b_back

HMCS Chaleur at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, 1939
Crew Members, HMCS Bras D'Or
U-Boat U-190 Commissioning
HMCS Fort Ramsay
"Minor war vessels at Gaspé, 1942"
HMCS Raccoon
Funeral of Able Seaman Donald Bowser, HMCS Charlottetown
Damaged Fairmile Motor Launch, 1944
The Torpedoing of HMCS Magog
Damage to HMCS Magog
HMCS Shawinigan
Surrendered U-Boats at Lisahally, Northern Ireland
The Surrender of U-190, 1945
U-190 and Canadian Escort
Under Canadian Control
U-889's Crew
Inside U-889
U-889's Control Room
U-889's Aft Torpedo Room
U-889's Stern
U-889's Bridge Superstructure
HMCS Kokanee
Confiscated Japanese Canadian Fishing Boats
R.B. Michelin, Fishermen's Reserve