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Harry Swanson 

 

Personal Photo Gallery

 

Photos and documents courtesy of Jason Belanger

 

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Harry Swanson

 

Crossed the Bar: 1974

 

HMS ROYAL ARTHUR, HMCS STADACONA, HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, HMCS SWANSEA

Newspaper article on RCNVR ratings at train station in Ottawa preparing to depart to the east coast for training.

Harry Swanson holding the mascot (dog).

 

     

 

(1 & 2) Harry and Rhea Swanson  (3) - Harry and Rhea Swanson on their wedding day

 

Note: in photo 1, Harry's cap tally reads HMS Royal Arthur

 

                          

 

              

 

Harry Swanson and friends on leave

 

              

 

Harry Swanson in various places.  Note in photos 3 and 4 his cap tally reads HMS Royal Arthur.  In photo 5 his cap tally reads RCNVR (name of unit not legible)

 

        

 

(1 & 2) Harry on unknown ship.  (3) unknown sailor  (4) Harry (left) and unknown sailor

 

The railings on the ship in these photos are not that of a warship - they look to be the railings on a cruise ship such as RMS Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, etc, that were used a troop carriers.  

Unknown sailor - trade badge is for an AA Gunner 3rd class

 

     

 

Unknown group of sailors with various cap tallies.  Harry 2nd from left in photos 1 and 2. In photo 1 you can see Harry's HMS Royal Arthur cap tally. Harry 3rd from left in photo 3.

Unknown group photo - Harry back row 2nd from left.  Could possible be in a hospital as there is a nurse in the photo

HMS Repulse circa 1936

 

              

 

Sailors by gun turret on unknown warship. This is a secondary turret on a larger warship such as a battle cruiser or battleship.

 

(3) Harry Swanson on left  (4) Harry Swanson  (5) Harry Swanson on left

Harry and friends ashore getting a meal

Harry Swanson centre

It is not known if this is a parade or a naval band practicing

Unknown sailors playing tourist - posing with the pigeons.  Location unknown

Unknown sailor on unknown ship.

Rated Chief Stoker

Surrendered U-boat

Unknown sailor sitting on the gun barrel of an unknown ship

Harry Swanson (left) with shipmate on unknown ship

 

 

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