Objects and Photographs


Canadian Minesweepers
Canadian Minesweepers

These vessels patrolled near Halifax and searched for mines laid by German submarines.

The Royal Canadian Navy hastily ordered 48 TR class trawlers (top) during the course of the war. To supplement these ships, the navy also purchased a number of American-built herring trawlers (bottom). Both types carried a bow-mounted 12-pounder gun as their main armament (bottom, at right on deck), and also carried a number of depth charges. Finding experienced sailors would prove more difficult than finding ships.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20080060-001_10f

Japanese Cruiser Aso off British Columbia
HMCS Galiano Ship's Company, 1918
Chief Petty Officer James Vinicombe
HMCS Shearwater in the Panama Canal
HMCS Shearwater's Crew
Cargo Ship Seen from Canadian Submarine
Sailor and 3-Pounder Hotchkiss Gun, HMCS Shearwater
Stoker Abner Beckwith Willford and Ship's Crew, HMCS Shearwater
Canadian Sailor with Banana Plant
Canadian Submarine in Harbour
"A Pill for Kaiser Bill", HMCS Niobe
Thomas Hayes, Royal Naval Reserve, Newfoundland, HMCS Niobe
SS Brindilla
HMCS Stadacona and HMCS Niobe
HMCS Canada
HMCS Shearwater, Stadacona, and Lady Evelyn
HMCS Laurentian and Margaret
Canadian Minesweepers
SS Audax Sinking
HMHS Llandovery Castle
HMCS Grilse at Speed
HMCS Grilse at Dock, 1916
HMCS Grilse and Allies' Flags
HMCS Grilse Firing a Torpedo, 1915