Objects and Photographs


HMCS Shearwater's Crew
HMCS Shearwater's Crew

Many of HMCS Shearwater's crew pose on deck, with one of the ship's life rings visible at upper right.

This photograph was likely taken in 1917 during a four-month trip escorting the Canadian submarines CC-1 and CC-2 from Esquimalt to Halifax. Built for patrol work, and of limited use against modern warships, Shearwater spent much of the war as a tender in Esquimalt, providing accommodation and workshop facilities for the crews of CC-1 and CC-2.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19840218-001

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