Category Archives: Navy

Big Ships – Little Boats

Big Navy ships and small boats – Halifax Harbour

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Off To The Rescue

Royal Canadian Navy sailors heading to the rescue during a man overboard exercise

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MV Asterix

MV Asterix alongside in Halifax Formerly MS Amorito, MS Neermoor and MS Cynthia, MV Asterix was converted from commercial container ship into an interim supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. Asterix was laid down on 21 October 2008 at … Continue reading

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RCN roundel

O Canada – back when the RCN had it’s own air arm, and a distinctive roundel

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HMCS Sackville National Historic Site of Canada

HMCS Sackville (K181) – Canada’s oldest warship HMCS Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 Flower-class corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during World War II. In 1988, Sackville was designated a … Continue reading

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PCT 60 – Raven

Patrol Craft Training (PCT) 56, Raven preparing to return to HMCS Quadra after a day sail in Baynes Sound.

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HMCS Oriole

HMCS Oriole in Baynes Sound, shortly before her long trip to her new home port in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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View Royal views

  Looking across Esquimalt Harbour from View Royal

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YDT 612 and YDT 11

RCN Yard Diving Tenders YDT 612 (CFAV Sooke) and YDT 11 (unnamed) in Nanaimo

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Fisgard Light

Fisgard Light National Historic Site and HMC Dockyard Esquimalt

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