HMCS NIOBE

 

Diadem Class Cruiser

 


 

HMCS NIOBE, Halifax, 1910

 

Launched: 20 Feb 1897

Commissioned: 

Paid off: 

Transferred to RCN: 1910

Commissioned: 06 Sep 1910

Paid off: 06 Sep 1915

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1920. Broken up in Philadelphia in 1922

 

A good deal more imposing than Rainbow, NIOBE had served in the RN from 1898 to 1910, one of eight sisters of the Diadem class. She was commissioned in the RCN on 06 Sep 1910, at Devonport, and arrived at Halifax on 21 Oct 1910. NIOBE was nearly lost during the night of 29-30 Jul 1911, when she went aground off Cape Sable, necessitating repairs that were not completed until the end of 1912. A court martial was held in Nov 1911. Lt Lord Allister Graham who was officer of the watch up to approx 15-20 minutes before the grounding, was found guilty of causing, or suffering to be caused, the stranding of HMCS NIOBE on the dangerous ledges of Cape Sable. The Navigating Officer, Lt Charles White, was found guilty of suffering, through negligence, the NIOBE to strand on the treacherous ledges off Cape Sable. he was severely reprimanded and dismissed from the ship. The Commanding Officer, Cdr William Balfour MacDonald, RN, was tried and found not to be negligent in the stranding of HMCS NIOBE. In the fall of 1914, after the ravages of two years' disuse had been made good, she joined the RN's 4th Cruiser Squadron on contraband patrol off New York. Worn out, she returned to Halifax on 17 Jul 1915, never to put to sea again. With her funnels near collapse and her engines worn out, NIOBE was paid off on 06 Sep 1915 and became a depot ship for the rest of the war. On 06 Dec 1917 she was moored 700 yards from the ammunition ship Mont Blanc, which caught fire after a collision with the Belgian relief ship Imo in Halifax harbour. NIOBE was the first ship to give the alarm after collision, and Warrant Boatswain Albert Mattison and six ratings left NIOBE and boarded the Mont Blanc in an attempt to scuttle her. They all died in the resulting explosion which destroyed much of Halifax. NIOBE was extensively damaged in the explosion and her superstructure and funnels were wrecked. Numerous fires were started on board which destroyed the ship's records. NIOBE was repaired and continued to serve as a depot ship until 1920 when she was sold for scrap. She was broken up at Philadelphia two years later.

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell          Ship's Company Photos

 

HMCS NIOBE Collection          HMCS NIOBE'S anchor damaged in Halifax Explosion found

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Cdr William Balfour MacDonald, RN - 06 Sep 1910 - unk

LCdr Charles Edward Aglionby, RN - 20 Jun 1913 - unk

Capt Robert Gwynne Corbett, RN - 15 Aug 1914 - 01 Sep 1915

A/Cdr P.F. Newcombe, RN - 16 Oct 1916 - unk

Cdr Hugh Edward Holme, RCN - 22 Dec 1917 - unk

Cdr Hugh Edward Holme, RCN - 04 Apr 1918 - unk

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

BEARD, Ernest Edmund

Sto PO, VR/1731 Albert Medal, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

BURNETT, Rodney O.

Carpenter, 17017, RCN

killed - 06 Dec 1917

CARVER, William

PO, VR/2090, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

CHICK, Sidney

L/Sig, VR/1786, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

GARDNER, Walter

OS, VR/5091, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

KELSEY, Patrick

Sto, RN

killed - 06 Dec 1917

LONEY, William Sim

AB, Stoker, RNVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

MATTISON, Albert C.

Bos'n, RCN

killed - 06 Dec 1917

McMILLAN, Charles

LS, VR/2496, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

MURRAY, James

LCdr, RN

killed - 06 Dec 1917

NICKERSON, Freeman Burnley

OS, VR/1891, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

SAUNDERS, Albert

AB, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

VEALS, George

W/T Operator, VR/386, RCN

killed - 06 Dec 1917 

Willigar, Lloyd

OS, RNCVR

died - 06 Nov 1918

WILSON, Carl Cecil

AB, VR/1561, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

YATES, George Roley

Sto, VR/5480, RNCVR

killed - 06 Dec 1917

 

 

 

 

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A

 

Abbott, David S.

Abbott, Ian (Ira ??) Elmer

Appointed to NIOBE 11 Feb 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Aglionby, Charles Edward

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Jul 1910 as Lt (T), RN. Appointed to HMCS NIOBE on 20 Jun 1913 as LCdr, RN, CO

Agnew, Ronald I.

Annesley, John Smyth

Appointed to NIOBE 18 Jun 1910 as Staff/Paym, RN

Appleton, Llewellyn W.

Asselin, Joseph

Atwood, Arthur F.L.

Avery, Josiah

 

 

B

 

Ball, George Beverly

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Bannatyne, Ninian

Baquet, Joseph Lucien Edmund

Appointed to NIOBE 18 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Barrowman, Frederick William

Appointed to NIOBE 29 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Bass, Sydney William

Appointed to NIOBE 06 May 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Becker, Wilfred Artland

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl

Bell, John Frances Fawcett

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Jun 1910 as Lt (E), RNR

Berry, Francis William

Appointed to NIOBE 13 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl. RNCVR

Blackie, Charles Edward

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Mar 1917 as A/Art (E), RCN, add'l

Bower, James Gordon

Appointed to NIOBE 26 Feb 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Brown, James

Appointed to NIOBE on 01 Feb 1911 as A/Head Stwd CNF

Browne, William

WO, RN

Bruhm, Harry Benjamin

Appointed to NIOBE 24 Jan 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Buchanan, James Stewart

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Burke, William Patrick

Appointed to NIOBE 12 Jun 1917 as Ch/Skpr, RCN

Burns, Thomas C.

Burrows, Alfred E.

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Mar 1911 as Surg, CNF

Burton, George

Butt, Henry C.

 

 

C

 

Caine, John Cowan

Appointed to NIOBE 22 Apr 1918 as Lt, RNCVR

Carnduff, W.E.

Carmichael, Daniel Norman

Appointed to NIOBE (D/S) 15 Jul 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Church, Philip D.

Appointed to NIOBE 04 Jul 1910 as Lt (El), RN

Clark, Charles R.

Clark, John Daughtrey

Appointed to NIOBE 18 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Clarke, George P.

Clayton, Harold Frederick

Appointed to NIOBE 08 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Clegg, John Harry Kay

Appointed to NIOBE 10 Jun 1914 as LCdr, RN

Coffey, John S.

Colerick, Allan Bowey

Appointed to NIOBE 14 May 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Cooper, Caleb

Corke, Cecil G.

Cossey, Hylton H.

 

Cox, Edward

Drafted to NIOBE 21 Apr 1909 as Carpenter, RN

Craig, W.P.

Appointed to NIOBE on 01 Feb 1918 as Ch/Art (E), RCN

Cramm, Joseph

Critch, G. Walter

Cromwell, James Wark

Appointed to NIOBE 01 Jun 1918 as Ch/Art, RCN

Curry, Angus Downes Mathwin

Appointed to NIOBE 11 Feb 1911

 

D

 

Daley, Wynne, St. C.

Davies, John D.

Served in NIOBE 25 Aug 1910 to 04 Jul 1916, RNCVR

DeBurgh, Hubert Hugh

Appointed to NIOBE 23 Jun 1910 as Lt, RN

Derrick, Walter

Appointed to NIOBE 25 Apr 1918 as Art (E) (Temp), RCN

Deslauriers, Joseph Joachim

Appointed to NIOBE 18 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Dockrill, Robert A.

Dodd, John William B.

Appointed to NIOBE 07 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Dodge, William T.

Doherty, William Albert

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Drodge, Eli

 

E

 

Elliott, Harold Albert

Appointed to NIOBE 05 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Evans, Frederick

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Jul 1910 as Bosn, RN

Evans, Thomas H.

Evell, Archibald William

Appointed to NIOBE 01 Apr 1917 as A/Wt/Wtr (Temp), RCN

 

 

F

 

Fiddler, Roderick

Fitzgerald, Thomas Moffat

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Jul 1910 as Asst/Paym, RN

Fletcher, John Norman

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Jul 1910 as Asst/Paym, RN

Forbes, Robert

Fricker, Herbert H.

 

G

 

Gagnon, Amedee

Gammon, John Thomas

Drafted to NIOBE 24 Jan 1918 as A/CPO.MAA (Temp), RCN

German, Albert W.T.

Gesner, William E.

Gibb, Alexander Clark

Appointed to NIOBE 08 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Goodwin, Charles Harford Richard Octavian Woodley 

Appointed to NIOBE 05 Jun 1917 as Lt, RNVR

Gordon, Arthur Melvin

Appointed to NIOBE 29 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl

Goodman, Lawrence H.

Gordon-Canning, Cecil James George

Appointed to NIOBE 05 Jun 1917 as Lt, RNVR

Goreham, William

Appointed to NIOBE 11 Feb 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Graham, Alistair M.

Appointed to NIOBE 26 Jun 1910 as Lt, RN

Graham, George Duncan Henry

Appointed to NIOBE 07 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Graver, George Dewing

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Jul 1910 as Gnr, RN

Gray, Alfred Edward

Appointed to NIOBE 06 Jun 1918 as A/W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Green, Eldred

Grosse, Eleazer

Guy, Simeon

Appointed to NIOBE 12 Feb 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

H

 

Hadley, William Henry

Haines, Ernest

1876-1965

Appointed to HMCS NIOBE on 15 May 1918 as A/Ch/Gnr, RCN

Hall, Charles R.

Hearne, John

Appointed to NIOBE 16 Mar 1918 as Ch/Skpr, RCN

Henn, William P.

Hibbard, Godfrey M.

Holme, Hugh Edward

Appointed to NIOBE 04 Apr 1918 as Cdr, RCN, CO

Hood, James A.

Hopkins, George William

Appointed to NIOBE 14 Feb 1912 as Head Bandmaster, RCN

Horton W. Cecil

Hopkins, Isaac Armstrong

Appointed to NIOBE D/S on 20 Jul 1917 as Bos'n, RCN

Howard, William M.

Huclin, Richard Henry

Appointed to NIOBE 11 Feb 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Hudson, Albert Edward

Appointed to NIOBE 08 Jan 1918 as A/Bosn, Temp, RCN

Huffman, Henry M.

Hunt, Hugh Michael

Appointed to NIOBE 05 Apr 1918 as Ch/Art (E), RCN

 

 

 

 

 

I

 

Irwin, George Allen Lyall

Appointed to NIOBE on 15 Jun 1912 as Surg, RCN

 

 

 

 

 

J

 

 

K

 

Kirkbride, Lyth Priestman

Appointed to NIOBE 05 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

 

L

 

Lambert, Thomas

Leavens, Harry Canniff

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Mar 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

LeBlanc, L. Anaclet

LePage, Herbert Stuart

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Feb 1918 as Lt, RNCVR

Livesay, Edward H.

Lowrie, Thomas

Appointed to NIOBE 24 Jan 1918 as Skpr (Temp), RCN

Lye, Harold Meelars

Appointed to NIOBE 23 Jan 1918 as W. OP 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

M

 

Macarow, Phillip Daniel

Appointed to NIOBE 25 Jan 1918 as Asst/Paym, RNCVR

MacDonald, W.B.

Cdr, RN

1st Commanding Officer

Macken, Martel Keith

Appointed to NIOBE 29 Jan 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

Maitland-Dougall, William

Martin, Joseph

Mason, William

Appointed to NIOBE on 01 Jan 1916 as A/SLt, RNCVR

Mattison, Albert Charles

Appointed to NIOBE 06 Feb 1916 as A/Bos'n, RCN

Mawley, Ralph Hodgson

Appointed to NIOBE 05 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Morrell, Samuel George Seagrove

Appointed to NIOBE 10 Jun 1910 as Bos'n, RN

Morres, Stephen Harvey

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Jul 1910 as Lt, RN

Morrison, William S.E.

Morse, John W.

Mountain, Thomas J.

Murphy, John Michael

Appointed to NIOBE 28 Feb 1918 as Mate, RCNVR

Murray, Frederick

Murray, Leonard W.

Murray, Stanley

Appointed to NIOBE 13 May 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

N

 

Naufts, John

Appointed to NIOBE 26 Feb 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Nelles, Percy W.

 

 

 

 

O

 

O'Reilly, William

Appointed to NIOBE 09 May 1917 for Instruction Duty, as Gnr, RCN

Osborne, George Burton

Appointed to NIOBE 31 Mar 1918 as Fleet/Paym (Intel), RN

 

 

 

 

P

 

Palmer, Clifford, Stoker

Died Oct 1983

Pape, Oswald Joseph

Appointed to NIOBE 13 Jul 1916 for trg as W.Op/L, RNCVR

Parkin, William

Payne, Charles Harold Chaytor

Appointed to NIOBE 01 Jul 1916 as Asst/Paym, RNCVR, addl

Pearce, Alfred Thomas

Appointed to NIOBE as Shpwt, RCN

Peddle, Harvey

Pellett, Herbert

Penny, Joseph

Pond, Nathaniel

Pringle, Kenneth M.

Appointed to NIOBE 06 May 1918 as SLt, RNCVR

 

R

 

Race, Harry

Appointed to NIOBE 01 Jun 1918 as Ch/Art, RCN

Ratcliff, James Hamilton

Appointed to NIOBE 19 Mar 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Reid, Howard E.

Reid, Robert Sedgewick

Appointed to NIOBE 01 May 1917 as A/Wt/Wtr, RCN

Ridges, Robert V.

Robbins, Benoni

Rowdon, Victor Kirk

Appointed to NIOBE 04 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

 

 

 

 

S

 

Sadler, David R.

Sampson, Lawrence William

Appointed to NIOBE 26 Feb 1918 as Mate, RCNVR

Schofield, John Francis

Appointed to NIOBE 30 May 1918 as Lt, RCN

Scott, James

Appointed to NIOBE 12 Jul 1917 as A/Bos'n, RCN, add'l

Scott, Robert Balgarnie Young

Appointed to NIOBE 30 Apr 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl, RNCVR

Shipley, Robert

Appointed to NIOBE 09 Mar 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Sinnott, William Job

Appointed to NIOBE 28 Jan 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

Skeldon, Horace

Smith, Leander

Smith, Robert

Smith, Timothy

Soper, Isaac J.

Southern, Percy Clinton

Appointed to NIOBE 26 Apr 1918 as W. OP 4th Cl, RNCVR

Stephens, Harold Frederick Dale

Appointed to NIOBE 04 May 1918 as Surg, RNCVR

Stephens, Harry

Appointed to NIOBE 26 Feb 1918 and on 28 Jun 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Sterrett, Ernest J.

Appointed to NIOBE 15 Apr 1916 as Surg, RNCVR

Stevens, Frank D.

Stevens, Frank D.L.

Stotesbury, John

Stuart, Charles J.

Surette, Leslie Joseph

Appointed to NIOBE 03 Mar 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Swarbrick, Frederick A.

 

 

 

 

T

 

Tait, Wilfred

Taylor, Cuthbert R.H.

Taylor, Fred

Appointed to NIOBE 04 Jan 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

Thompson, Cecil Elner

Appointed to NIOBE 07 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl

Tonkin, John Steven

Appointed to NIOBE 27 Mar 1918 as Ch/Skpr, RC

Toope, Charles

Trimbee, Walter E.

 

 

 

 

V

 

Vosper, John Danie

Appointed to NIOBE 05 Jun 1917 as A/Lt, RNVR

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

Waddleton, Lawrence

Appointed to NIOBE 01 Mar 1918 as Mate, RNCVR

Wager, William

Appointed to NIOBE 09 Jun 1918 as Art (E), TEMP), RCN

Waggs, Stewart Arthur

Appointed to NIOBE 04 Jan 1918 as W. Op 3rd Cl, RNCVR

Washington, Basil George

Appointed to NIOBE 18 Jul 1912 as Lt, RN

Webster, Robert James

Appointed to NIOBE 28 Jan 1918 as Ch/Art (E), RCN

Western, Charles Alexander

Engineer (stoker), RNCVR

White, Walter Lawrence

Appointed to NIOBE 28 Feb 1918 as Mate, RCNVR

Whitehead, Herbert

Williams, Walter

Wilmot, Frederick Gordon

Appointed to NIOBE 07 Jun 1918 as W. Op 4th Cl

Wingate, Walter

Wood, Herbert Henry De Lally

Served in NIOBE in 1916 as Lt, RNCVR

Wragg, George

Appointed to NIOBE 22 Jan 1917 as A/War/Elec (Temp), RCN

 

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

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(NBE001) HMCS NIOBE

(NBE002) HMCS NIOBE

(NBE003) Canadian Cruiser NIOBE in Danger of Foundering  //  Newspaper article on the grounding of HMCS NIOBE on 29/30 Aug 1911 off Cape Sable  //  The Toronto World, Wed., 02 Aug 1911

(NBE004) HMCS NIOBE  in dry dock after nearly sinking when she ran aground off Cape Sable in 1911

(NBE005) HMS NIOBE in dry dock  //  Photo credit: Library and Archives of Canada

 

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(NBE006) HMCS NIOBE in Halifax after conversion to Depot Ship  //  Source: ReadyAyeReady.com

(NBE007) HMCS NIOBE at St. John's, Newfoundland  //  From the collection of William Herbert Rose and Marmaduke Rose  //  Courtesy of Bud (Donald) Rose 

(NBE008) SAILORS GET ORDERS TO QUIT NIOBE  //  Canadian Cruiser to be Dismantled at Once  //  The Morning Chronicle, 16 Jun 1913, Halifax, NS  //  Courtesy of George Newbury

(NBE009) John Stotesbury - Survivors Account of the Halifax Explosion  //  Ottawa Journal, Dec. 4, 1965 p.2 c. 1-3  //  Courtesy of Ken McLeod

(NBE010) HMCS NIOBE in Halifax - date unknown  //  Courtesy of Mike O'Keefe

 

 

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NBE013

 

(NBE011) HMCS NIOBE (postcard)  //  From the collection of William D. Johnston, L/Sto, RNCVR  //  Courtesy of William Johnston

(NBE012) HMCS NIOBE at sea (postcard)  //  Source/Credit: Cape Breton Military History Collections

(NBE013) Boxing match on HMCS NIOBE - undated  //  Courtesy of Dave Shirlaw

(NBE014) Boxing match on HMCS NIOBE - 1917  // Courtesy of the Naval Museum of Halifax.  This photo appears to have been taken at the same time as "NBE013"

 

 

 

NBE015

 

 

(NBE015) A postcard featuring HMS DEVONSHIRE addressed to Mr. Paul Le Vasseur, Ship's Officer, HMCS NIOBE, Halifax, NS. The post card is from Els Burrows and it appears from his comments on the ledgers, he possibly served in NIOBE as well.  //  Courtesy of Michael Cormier

Note: The RCN Ledger Sheets list a Paul Levasseur who served in the RNCVR (O.N. VR-6930) that was born 18 sep 1875, Quebec, Quebec and in the RCN (O.N. 61312) with a surname spelling of Lavesseur but the same date and place of birth.

 

 

 

NBE016

 

 

(NBE016) Members of the Gunroom on HMCS NIOBE, Halifax, circa 1910-1911

Rear: A/SLts Napier-Hemy, Hubert John; Currey; Hallewell, Edmund Gilling; De Quetteville, Stanley Nelson; Jefferson, Frank Harvey; Clarke; Front: Midshipmen Beard, Charles Taschereau; Brodeur, Victor Gabriel, Barron; Nelles, Percy Walter; German; Bate, Henry Trennick; SLt Hollingsworth, Alfred

Source: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN 3398852

Courtesy of Mary Ruth Noiles

 



 

NBE015

NBE016

NBE017

(NBE015) HMCS NIOBE - 1915

(NBE016) HMCS NIOBE  //  Edward H. Livesay's 2nd ship

(NBE017) HMCS NIOBE - 1915  //  Typed on back of photo: HMCS NIOBE, 1915. The arrow shows where I began to paint, and I continued as far as the mast. It is about 100 ft. from the yard to the water, or 75 ft. to the deck. Only a swinging wire to stand on, and a rod along the top of the yard. I was very, very scared! If I had got dizzy, and fallen, I should have been killed. It was the first time I had ever been aloft - I was 33. (Able Seaman Edward H. Livesay)

From the collection of Sam Sunter

Courtesy of Brian Dobing

 



 

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CH07

(CH06-CH07) Tea Party on board HMCS NIOBE - 1911

 

 

 

CH08

 

 

(CH08) Cecil Horton

 

 

CH12

CH13

CH14

 

(CH12) Lady Laurier with unknown Battle Class Trawler ahead, towing HMCS NIOBE out to HMS CORNWALL after she ran aground in Jul 1911

(CH13) HMS CORNWALL towing HMCS NIOBE

(CH14) Lady Laurier following astern of HMCS NIOBE with tow ropes attached while NIOBE is being towed by HMS CORNWALL

 

 

CH15

CH16

CH17

 

(CH15-CH17) HMCS NIOBE in dry dock at Halifax - 1911

From the collection of Cecil W. Horton, Engineer Captain, RN

Courtesy of Roslyn Duffus

 



 

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-001) Hoisting the White Ensign on HMCS NIOBE, Devonport, England

(NMoH-Niobe-002) HMCS NIOBE coaling, Devonport Dockyard, England

 

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-003) "Quite Times"  HMCS NIOBE in Halifax - 1910

(NMoH-Niobe-004) "Marching to Prayer" HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-005) Mess deck on HMCS NIOBE

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-006) HMCS NIOBE alongside in HMC Dockyard, Halifax - winter

(NMoH-Niobe-007) HMCS NIOBE alongside in HMC Dockyard, Halifax - winter

(NMoH-Niobe-008) HMCS NIOBE, Jetty 4, HMC Dockyard, Halifax - winter

(NMoH-Niobe-009-NMoH-Niobe-010) HMC Dockyard, Halifax - winter - seen from HMCS NIOBE

 

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-011) Sailors going ashore to HMC Dockyard from HMCS NIOBE - winter

(NMoH-Niobe-012) Official Residence - 1911 & No. 4 Jetty (Coaling Jetty) - 1911 - HMC Dockyard

(NMoH-Niobe-013) Supervised exercise for NIOBE sailors by the Halifax Graving Dock

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-014) Canada's First Naval Recruits Nov 1910 - HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-015) Canada's first Naval Recruits (province not listed) - HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-016) Canada's First Naval Recruits from Ontario

(NMoH-Niobe-017) Canada's First Naval Recruits from Ontario Nov 1910 - HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-018) Canada's First Naval Recruits from Nova Scotia

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-019) No Caption - presumed to be Naval Recruits

(NMoH-Niobe-020) 1st Naval Recruit from New Brunswick on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-021) OS Joseph Edward McInnis - 1st Naval Recruit from Prince Edward Island on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-022) OS J. O. Cossette (later Rear-Admiral Cossette - Full name: Marie Joseph Romeo Oscar Cossette)

(NMoH-Niobe-023) Unknown group of sailors on HMCS NIOBE - likely new Naval Recruits

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-024) P.M.O. & French Canadians on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-025) Unknown Chief Petty Officer on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-026) Unknown sailor on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-027) Unknown sailors on HMCS NIOBE - the sailor on the right has a Stoker trade badge

(NMoH-Niobe-028) Unknown sailors on HMCS NIOBE - the sailor on the left is a 2 badge Killick (Leading Seaman)

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-029) Ship's Cooks on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-030) Officer's Chef and Mates on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-031) Portrait of an unknown HMCS NIOBE sailor.  The medal he is wearing has not been identified

(NMoH-Niobe-032) Chief Torpedo Instructor on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-033) Unknown sailor on HMCS NIOBE - May 1911

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-034) The RCN's Coronation Contingent for the Coronation of King George V 1911 onboard HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-035) HMCS NIOBE lit up while at anchor in harbour at Charlottetown, PEI, for the coronation of King George V in 1911

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-036) Engineer Officers on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-037) Officers on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-038) "Ex Snotty - Engr Subs" on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-039) Unknown officer on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-040) The Chief Writer on HMCS NIOBE "Wailing"

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-041) Coaling Party HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-042) Coaling Party HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-043) Coaling Party HMCS NIOBE, Halifax, 27 Oct 1910

(NMoH-Niobe-044-NMoH-Niobe-045) Two HMCS NIOBE sailors in "Coaling Rig" ... and then in "Going Ashore Rig"

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-045) Part of HMCS NIOBE'S Brass Band that played on Coaling Days

(NMoH-Niobe-046) Coaling ship alongside HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-047) Coaling ship alongside HMCS NIOBE - Feb 1911

(NMoH-Niobe-048) HMCS NIOBE'S Artisans

(NMoH-Niobe-049) Dhobey day on HMCS NIOBE

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-050) HMCS NIOBE sailors on the jetty in HMC Dockyard preparing for a "Road March"

(NMoH-Niobe-051) Steam Pinnace alongside HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-052) Steam Pinnace and 2 whalers alongside NIOBE preparing to take liberty sailors ashore

(NMoH-Niobe-053) Sailors manning the rails on HMCS NIOBE (possibly waiting to go ashore)

(NMoH-Niobe-054) Sailors on the boom of HMCS NIOBE climbing down to the boat alongside.  (webmaster's note: There had to be a better / safer way to do this)

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-055) HMCS NIOBE - Loading Ammunition

(NMoH-Niobe-056) Gunnery Instruction on HMCS NIOBE

(NMoH-Niobe-057-NMoH-Niobe-058) Gunnery practice on HMCS NIOBE

 

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(NMoH-Niobe-059) HMCS NIOBE'S main engine

(NMoH-Niobe-060) Wrestling on HMCS NIOBE'S boat deck in winter

(NMoH-Niobe-061) HMCS NIOBE Scratch Soccer Team

(NMoH-Niobe-062) Wedding of the Fleet Paymaster, St. Mary's Church, Halifax  //  Click here to see a photo of St. Mary's Church after the Halifax Explosion. Source: St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica Foundation

Courtesy of the Naval Museum of Halifax

 


 

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