For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project



Nick's Personal Photo Gallery


The photos in the gallery belong to a sailor named Nick.  This collection passed through a couple people before being donated to "For Posterity's Sake" and it is not known what Nick's last name is. These is no documentation with these photos; a couple have names written on them; and some have place names written on the back. 


Based on the photos, Nick spent time in Halifax, NS and Esquimalt, BC as there are a number of souvenir photos with their location printed on the front of the photo.  Nick was also drafted to HMCS Ontario for her deployment from the UK near the end of the war to Hong Kong and then to Esquimalt and took many photos during that trip.  The photos of that trip will be put in the photo and document gallery for HMCS Ontario in the near future.


Nick may be in some of these photos or he may not - we do not know what he looks like.  If you are able to identify any of the photos - their locations or the sailors in them or are able to provide information on Nick, please send me an email so I can update the photos captions.


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Photo 6

Photo 7


(7) Names on the back of photo (6) - Hughes, Sullivan, Blackwell, Marks, Driscoll, McPherson, Young, Popovich, McPharlane, Gillinder, Villneuve





HMS Seawolf

HMS Seawolf

HMS Seawolf

HMS Renown

HMS Renown

HMS Renown


Note: HMS Seawolf N47 was used for anti-submarine training in the Halifax area from 1943 till the end of the war.


Republic of Ireland merchant ship




HMCS Annapolis I04

HMCS Annapolis I04

HMCS Vison Z30

HMCS Vison Z30

(left) Kitchener

(right) Drumheller

HMCS St Clair

HMCS Acadia

Pendant No.


HMCS Wentworth

HMCS Iroquois G89

Tribal under construction, Halifax

Tribal under construction, Halifax


Pendant No. 078







British censor stamp

on back of next 2 photos












HMCS Ontario


(these will eventually be copied to HMCS Ontario's photo and document gallery)


HMCS Ontario

at Greenock



Christening in

rec space







Trip from UK to Hong Kong




Transiting Suez Canal

Suez Canal

possibly Malta



Colombo, Ceylon

Japanese surrender delegation

HMS Anson

at Hong Kong

HMCS Prince Robert

at Hong Kong

Chinese Junk

Hong Kong

Chinese Junks

Hong Kong

HMCS Ontario

at Hong Kong









Random photos of people, places, etc - some known, most not


photo R001

photo R002

photo R003

photo R004

photo R005

photo R006

photo R007

photo R008

photo R009

photo R010

photo R011

photo R012

photo R013

photo R014

photo R015

photo R016

photo R017

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photo R026

photo R027

photo R208

photo R209








(R004) Ralph Peever, Bancroft, ON  (R005) Larkfield  (R010) Belfast tram (R013) Newspaper articles on Reginald Clement and Wallace Clement of South Porcupine, Ontario. (perhaps a connection to Nick)  (R015 & R016) Martyr's Shrine, just outside Midland, ON  (R017) Midland Dock with the Flour Mill & Elevator in the background. The large boat is the "Midland City" & makes trips every day.  (R018) "This is me also in a Nazi plane." Jevers, 1945 - Michail Emile Popovich



Postcards and Souvenir photos


HMCS Fraser

Visit of King and Queen

HMS Skate

HMS Rodney or Nelson

Admiral Graf Spee

Atlantic Charter meeting

Cornwallis Mascot


Halifax, NS






Quebec, QC







Honolulu, HI



Vancouver & Victoria, BC