HMCS NADEN

 

(RCN Barracks, Esquimalt)

 


 

 

The Naval shore facility at Esquimalt was commissioned as HMCS NADEN on September 3, 1922. It was named for facility's Depot Ship, HMCS NADEN, a small wooden schooner built in 1913 that previously had been used for coastal surveys and cadet training. During the Second World War, NADEN became the primary Naval Training Centre for Western Canada. When CFB Esquimalt came into being on 1 Apr 1966, HMCS NADEN became part of the base.

 


 

Course Photos          Wardroom Mess Rules - 01 Aug 1964

 

Sports and the RCN - HMCS NADEN Sports Team Photos

 

HMCS NADEN, Naval Barracks - A History of Its work, Senior Officers and Ships, 2nd Edition by Frederick V. Longstaff

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

Armistice Day Guard of Honour with the King's Colours

HMCS Naden - 1931

 

From the collection of Thomas Carson

 

Courtesy of June Copley

 

Naden sailors around Victoria / Esquimalt - 1931

 

     

 

(1) Sig Thomas Carson at Beacon Hill Park  (2) Jack Crawford overlooking Yarrows Dock  (3) Ed (Farmer) Ellis by the Victoria Causeway

 

From the collection of Thomas Carson

 

Courtesy of June Copley

 

MacFarlane, Burkman and T.H. Carson on the signal bridge at HMCS Naden reading Star Weekly - 1932

 

From the collection of Thomas Carson

 

Courtesy of June Copley

First R.C.N. Band, Spring 1932, HMCS Naden

 

From the collection of Thomas Carson

 

Courtesy of June Copley

Staff of the Communications Department at HMCS Naden, Spring 1932

 

Crawford, Macfarlane, Carroll, Christie, Hibbert, Williams, Hewitt, Bamfield, Lipscombe, Girdlestone, Taylor, Walker, Waters, Carver, Dunbar, Cox, C.W. Wilson

 

From the collection of Thomas Carson

 

Courtesy of June Copley

HMCS NADEN Soccer Team 1936-1937

Sailors (that were) on course in Esquimalt

 

From the collection of Richard Bridges, C2RP, RCN

 

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

Christmas menu, HMCS Naden, Dec 1943

 

From the collection of Rodney Carson

 

Courtesy of Chris Carson

Signal towers at HMCS Naden, Esquimalt

 

From the collection of Ray T. Cardy

 

Courtesy of Dennis Cardy

Swimming pool at HMCS Naden 1948-49

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Canteen at HMCS Naden 1948-49

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Seaman's mess, HMCS Naden 1948-49

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Wet Canteen, HMCS Naden 1948-49

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Saturday Divisions, HMCS Naden 1949

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Morning Prayer, Saturday Divisions, HMCS Naden 1949

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Administrative Bldg, HMCS Naden circa 1948-1948

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

Protestant Chapel, HMCS Naden circa 1948-1949

 

Courtesy of Gordon Howard

 

Aerial view of HMCS Naden and HMC Dockyard Esquimalt

 

From the collection of James Madden

 

Courtesy of Brian McCormick

Consecration of the Queen's Colours at HMCS NADEN - 1960

 

From the collection of Ted Thomson, P2RT, RCN / C.A.F.

 

Courtesy of Ed Paquette

George (Cowboy) Watt, mounting a different type of horse at the Naden gym in the 1960s

 

From the collection of George (Cowboy) Watt

 

Courtesy of Christopher Watt

Officers, Chiefs and Petty Officers at what is believed to be HMCS NADEN - 1960s

 

From the collection of Rick Bridges, C2RPI, RCN

Life Members, Petty Officers Mess, CFB Esquimalt, 1969

 

From the collection of Robert (Bob) (Bud) Theriault

 

Courtesy of Bob Theriault

Radar Operations & Technical School, Naden, CFB Esquimalt, Jun 1970

 

Courtesy of Richard Larcheveque

 Boat House/Seamanship Training Unit (located behind old Club 44), Naden, CFB Esquimalt, Jun 1970

(HMCS Provider 508 can be seen way in the background)

 

Courtesy of Richard Larcheveque

Administrative Bldg (left), Nelles Block (Accommodations bldg) (centre) and the Drill Shed (right) - Naden, CFB Esquimalt, Sep 2005

 

Courtesy of Richard Larcheveque

 

Comm School, Naden, CFB Esquimalt 1970 (top) & 2005 (bottom)

 

Courtesy of Richard Larcheveque

First Ceremonial Divisions for Naval Fleet School Pacific after the amalgamation of Canadian Forces Fleet School Esquimalt and Naval Officer Training Centre Venture - c2016

 

Courtesy of Jesse Chin-Yet

 


 

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