For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Diesel Boats Forever - Subs and Submariners of the RCN


This page is for information on the RCN's submarines.  Being a Skimmer, I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject of our subs and will depend on submissions from those who are qualified to speak about them - mainly our submariners. Photos of the subs and their crews will appear on the pages for each sub. What you will find here are course / group photos, specific sub related links and other info. To submit photos, stories, links, sub related announcements, etc, send me an EMAIL.



Submariners Association of Canada - East          Submariners Association of Canada - Central          Submariners Association of Canada - West



1914 - 1918 - Canadian Submarine Flotilla


1955 - 1966 - Sixth Submarine Squadron / Division (HMS Ambrose) -  Royal Navy submarine squadron based in Halifax


1966 - 1996 - 1st Canadian Submarine Squadron



RCN Submarines


1914-1920  -  CC1     CC2


1919-1922  -  CH14     CH15


1945  -  U-190     U-889


1955-1966 - Acheron    Alaric     Alcide     Alderney     Alliance     Ambush     Amphion     Astute     Auriga     Aurochs

-  these were Royal Navy subs under Royal Canadian Navy operational control


1961-2000  -  Grilse SS71     Ojibwa SS72     Okanagan SS74     Onondaga SS73     Rainbow SS75     Olympus (Training Sub)


1998 - Present  -  Chicoutimi SSK 879     Corner Brook SSK 878     Victoria SSK 876     Windsor SSK 877


History Makers of the RCN - Submariners:

Maitland-Dougall, William, Lt, RCN


Sherwood, Frederick Henry, LCdr, RCNVR


Basic Sub Course Photos - Oberon Class


Basic Sub Course Photos - Victoria Class


Basic Sub Course Photos - Officers


OPCERT Submarines Course Photos - Crse 0602     Crse 0701     Crse 0702


Sub Cert Course Photos - Trades


Sub School Staff - Photos


Books, booklets and other submarine related info and links


A Simple Sailor by Ray Hunt, Capt (N), ret'd - An autobiography of his early years and his life in the Navy ..... as a simple sailor


Ambrosia - Scrapbook of the 6th Submarine Squadron Division at Work and at Play 1955 - 1966


Boomers, Draggers and Black Boxes: The Operational Legacy of Canada’s Oberon Class Submarines, 1983- 1998. by Michael Whitby


Dolphin Code (and its history) - Courtesy of SAOC West


Dolphin Code (same as above ... just not as fancy) - Courtesy of Rob Brabant


Grey Rover / Okanagan Crunch - Youtube video by Barry Dixon


History of the Dolphins - Courtesy of SAOC West


No Body Washes in a Submarine - lyrics


Sentinel Magazine 1982/1 - Le requin d'acier - La vie à board d'un sous-marin (The Steel Shark - Life aboard a submarine)


Sentinel Magazine 1982/3 - The Deadly Dolphins - Canada's O'Boats


Through a Canadian Periscope by Julie H. Ferguson


U-boats in the Royal Canadian Navy 1945-1947  - Re-published on For Posterity's Sake with permission of the Canadian Nautical Research Society and the author, Derek Waller, Air Commodore, RAF, ret'd.