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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Photos and Documents from the Collection of

J.T. Williams

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J.T. Williams on an unknown ship

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Two unknown sailors on unknown ship

Courtesy of Jim Williams

HMS Jed K235

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Wedding photo of Leading Torpedoman J.T. Williams and Lorraine Robinson. J.T. met Lorraine in Halifax.

Best man - Robert Gilmore. Maid of honour - name not known

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Unknown schooner / unknown harbour

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Warships tied up at St. John's, Newfoundland

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Torpedoed merchantman at St. John's, Newfoundland

Note the hole in the hull at the bow.

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Recovering a training / dummy torpedo

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Unknown merchantman

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Sailors just aft of the boat falls on unknown nested corvettes. It is possible that the unknown sailor in the foreground is on HMCS Shawinigan K137

Courtesy of Jim Williams

Unknown sailor as lookout on an unknown ship

Courtesy of Jim Williams

J.T. Williams (left), other two people unknown

 

"The old man was a “bon vivant” and always managed to find fun. I have no idea who these people are, but here he is drinking again. Bless them all. Life was a precarious proposition in those days. He and young people like him (early 20s - no maritime experience) manned the real navy, not the stuffed shirts’ navy, and defended the convoys at great risk, and ultimately won the war in the Atlantic. Makes me proud."

Courtesy of Jim Williams

 

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