Category Archives: RCN

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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Shearwater Aviation Museum Air Park

A look at the three aircraft that are on display outdoors in the Shearwater Aviation Museum Air Park A RCN operated Grumman Avenger Sikorsky CH-124 Sea King Lockheed CT-133 Silver Star

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Vancouver from the air

The view aboard a Helijet flight into Vancouver, passing over Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, and Deadman’s Island, the home of HMCS Discovery.

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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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Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis – The Coach House

The Coach House – one of the buildings at the former Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis The Coach House is a garage for the former mansion at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cornwallis. It was taken over by HMCS Cornwallis in 1942 … Continue reading

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HMCS Cormorant (ASL 20)

HMCS Cormorant was a Royal Canadian Navy dive tender.  She started life in 1965 as Aspa Quarto, an Italian stern trawler fishing vessel. Aspa Quarto was purchased by the Canadian Navy in July 1975 and taken to Davie Shipbuilding at … 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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