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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

Fidel Albert Poehnell

Merchant Mariner

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Fidel Albert Poehnell, Merchant Mariner

 

DEMS Dorval ParkDEMS Queens Park

Certificates and Documents of Fidel Albert Poehnell

 

                    

 

(1 & 2) Passport for Fidel Poehnell   (3) Certificate of Entitlment, Merchant Navy Badge   (4) Certificate of Discharge SS Doraval Park   (5) Certificate of Discharge SS Queens Park

(6) Certificate - Merchant Navy Passive Defence Course   (7) Certificate - Merchant Navy A/A Gunnery Course   (8) Certificate - Merchant Navy A/A Gunnery Course

Three unknown sailors with ammunition belts - either on SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

 

     

 

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

Unknown officer on either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

Unknown sailors on deck - either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

Fidel Poehnell (left) and shipmates - either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

"Guns and Steel Helmets"

Unknown sailors on either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

 

Unknown Merchant Ship

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

Deck gun on either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park.

This 4-inch deck gun was the main weapon on a Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship (DEMS)

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

Deck cargo of lumber on either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

Fidel Poehnell in the life boat on either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

 

Top Photo - Starboard Lifeboat / Bottom Photo - Port Lifeboat on either SS Dorval Park or SS Queens Park

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

Merchant ships in unknown shipyard / port

Courtesy of Kim Poehnell

 

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