Objects and Photographs


HMCS Kokanee
HMCS Kokanee

HMCS Kokanee was one of many ships built in Canada's Pacific shipyards for both the Royal Canadian Navy and the merchant navy.

Built at Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, Kokanee was launched in November 1943, commissioned on 6 June 1944, and spent the rest of the war training and on escort duty in the Atlantic. Frigates had to be built on the ocean coast or along the St. Lawrence because, unlike the smaller Flower class corvettes, they were too large to fit through the canals linking the Great Lakes and its shipyards with the sea.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20020045-2718

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