Odds and Sods

 

For those things where you just don't know where to put them

 


 

Canada's Greatest Navy

Dedicated to the men who wore the uniform of the RCN in the Second World War 1939-1946

Card given to lookouts on ships during WW 2

From the collection of William Connor

Courtesy of Jason Salter

Duties and Responsibilities of Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Memories of days gone by - Bar hours for the mess

Courtesy of Daryl Skaalrud

Pussers Corner, Victoria, BC, 1948

 

"Anyone who took New Entry Training at Naden in that era or who were stationed on West Coast ships will remember Cunningham Drugstore. That was the reference point for anyone meeting up in downtown Victoria."

Courtesy of Francis Dowdall

Olympic Gardens, Halifax, 1954

 

It was July/August 1954 and I had just returned to Halifax from a Gunnery deployment to Bermuda, aboard Micmac DDE 214. The day after I was in Stadacona, awaiting a draft ashore, and as luck would have it, duty watch, Shore Patrol. A USN fleet carrier was in, believe it was Bennington CV 20, and the town was jumping. Olympic Gardens was packed with matelots, USN and RCN. It was a brutally hot day and the beer was flowing. We had seven or eight Hands in wagon, a few of them from Micmac. One of them tossed his cookies; the remainder pleaded to have the door open for air. I was the Leading Hand of the patrol and opened the door. Wham the door was kicked wide open and three or four scampered from the scene, never to return. The P1 in charged was good about it and let it go.

Courtesy of Gerald Sullivan

The prelude to action is the work of the Engine Room Department - Admiral Jellicoe

This plaque is found onboard all RCN ships in or near the Engineering spaces

Tender notice for the sale of 39 frigates in 1946

Courtesy of Doug Benson

Newspaper article depicting the end of the tot on HMC ships

A Correctly Dressed Rating

Naval Service of Canada Recruiting Poster

Cadbury's ad during WW II from the Okotoks Review, Okotoks, Alberta

Courtesy of Anne Gafiuk

Website - What's in a story

Colgate ad during WW II from the Okotoks Review, Okotoks, Alberta

Courtesy of Anne Gafiuk

Website - What's in a story

The Texas Bar, Lisboa, Portugal

 

A landmark to many sailors - They used to kick everybody out at 0600, clean up the place, and it opened 15 minutes later.

 

Courtesy of Mike Aris

The Royal Canadian Navy - Well-Baby Health Services - Diet No. 2

 

From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian dobing

Wartime Ad - War Alcohol Plays Its Part

Source: Canada's War at Sea - published Montreal 1944

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Painted of a depth charge being launched (by Eric Riordon)

Source: Canada's War at Sea - published Montreal 1944

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Wartime Ad - Gourock Ropes and Canvas

Source: Canada's War at Sea - published Montreal 1944

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Match books from 3 of the ships of 1st Training Squadron

Courtesy of Steven Hlasny

How does a minesweeper destroy mines?

Source: Canada's War at Sea - published Montreal 1944

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

On Duty with the invasion fleets!

Ad for Murphy Marine Paints

Source: Canada's War at Sea - published Montreal 1944

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

British Sailors Relief Fund Ad

The Picton Gazette, 06 Dec 1917

Source: Prince Edward County Archives Microfilm collection

Researched and complied by: John Lyons 2016

A Naval Order about wearing non-approved cap ribbons

Courtesy of Erling Baldorf

Laws of the Navy

Courtesy of Dean Lang

The Convoy Signalman - by Convoy Yeoman R. Collins

Crow's Nest newspaper - May 1944

Menu from the Convoy Inn, Halifax, NS

 

     

 

From the collection of Daniel Dunbar

Courtesy of Dan Dunbar

 

Recruiting ads from the Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Bottom ad in the 26 Feb 1954 issue of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald

Courtesy of George Newbury

Poem - Silver Shackles

Author unknown

Courtesy of James Jenson

A sample of a Crossing the Line certificate - one of many different ones used

Courtesy of Robert DeWolfe

A few matchbook covers

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

 

                 

 

Second World War Communication Training Aides for Morse Code, Semaphore and Flashing Light

 

Courtesy of Ted Orlowski

 

RCN Armament Depot jacket Patch

Courtesy of Hugh Muir

Halifax Harbour c1890-1900 - This image was made from a broken glass negative

 

Written on the side of the photo "71101 1/2 Halifax from harbour"

 

Click on the above photo to see the full image

Photo courtesy of Gary Wilson

 

Steam Tug A.O. Whitney in the left foreground.  The A.O. Whitney was built in Boston in 1873.  The schooner astern of her is the Nicanor, built in 1889 in Mahone Bay, NS.  On the right of the photo is Saint Patrick's Church with Saint George's Round Church to the left of it.

 

Click here to see the image with the line from the broken glass edited out

 

Click here to read an article from 1899 that mentions the tug A.O. Whitney

 

 

   

Photo postcard of a Royal Navy warship on the Brad D'Or Lakes

 

Courtesy of Peter German

 

Webmaster's note:  The ship appears to be a First World War Flower Class Sloop.  Postcard estimated to be between 1926 and 1932

 

 

  

Photo postcard of warships in Sydney Harbour, NS

 

Courtesy of Peter German

 

Webmaster's note:  If my identification of the ships is correct, the one on the left appears to be a French Linois Class cruiser and the two on the right Dupleix Class armoured cruisers.  This would put the postcard between 1903 and 1917

 

 

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