For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Robert (Bob) Macklem

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Robert (Bob) Macklem

 

Crossed the Bar: 26 Sep 2014

 

HMCS Chilliwack

 

HMCS St. Boniface

 

HMCS Penetang

"Hochelaga"

Webmaster's note: This photo was most likely taken at the training base near Montreal, HMCS Hochelaga II

"The Boys"

 

        

 

Webmaster's note: Location unknown but believed to be Hochelaga

Souvenirs of Ireland and Bermuda

LS Robert Macklem's certificate volunteering for service in the Pacific

Inside cover of one of Robert's photo albums - note the final entry

 

 

Wartime Photos of Robert Macklem

 

It is not known what ship or at what place ashore these photo were taken at.  For the ships it could be any of the ones Robert served in:  Chilliwack, St. Boniface or Penetang

 

 

"Chipping as usual"

 

"Cmon Ritchie Buck Up"

Sailors playing cards in the mess deck

 

"One Blue Boy Happy"

Sailors playing cards in the mess deck

 

Unknown sailor on the 4-inch gun

 

Too much oil

 

"Depth Charge Away"

 

Unknown ship laying a smoke screen

 

Tommy

 

U Press of IWWP

 

Bob, Danny and Ken

 

"We were going steady"

 

 

Wartime Photo Album of Robert Macklem

 

This album contains all Robert's photos, postcards and sketches scanned as entire album pages, published ere for posterity's sake, courtesy of his son, Kelly Macklem.

The majority of the photos were taken during his time on HMCS Chilliwack K131. The last few pages contain family photos.

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Album cover

 

Wartime photos of Robert Macklem

 

Allied Warships and Merchant ships - some identified, some unknown

USS Vulcan

USCGC Spencer

USS Buck 420

SS Guam

Convoy Straggler

Unknown River Class Destroyer

Unknown Corvette

Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC)

Submarine N43

Submarine N34

Dutch Submarine

HMS Matabele

HMS Hecla

HMS Hecla

HMS Hecla

HMS Greenwich

HMS Burnham

Clemson Class Destroyer

French Destroyer

HMS Churchill I45

Clemson Class Destroyer

SS Empire Queen

HMS Caldwell I20

Wickes Class Destroyer

Unknown Corvette

Captured French Schooner

Business End of Tanker

 

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