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HMCS Sackville (K181) – Canada’s oldest warship HMCS Sackville is the last of Canada’s 123 Flower-class corvettes, one of many convoy escort vessels built in Canada and the United Kingdom during World War II. In 1988, Sackville was designated a … Continue reading
The Coach House – one of the buildings at the former Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis The Coach House is a garage for the former mansion at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Cornwallis. It was taken over by HMCS Cornwallis in 1942 … Continue reading
HMCS Cormorant was a Royal Canadian Navy dive tender. She started life in 1965 as Aspa Quarto, an Italian stern trawler fishing vessel. Aspa Quarto was purchased by the Canadian Navy in July 1975 and taken to Davie Shipbuilding at … Continue reading
Patrol Craft Training (PCT) 56, Raven preparing to return to HMCS Quadra after a day sail in Baynes Sound.
HMCS Oriole in Baynes Sound, shortly before her long trip to her new home port in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Looking across Esquimalt Harbour from View Royal
C-FKVG, a Grumman DH-72 Tracker at the Chilliwack Military Education Centre Renumbered from RCN 1573 to CAF 12173, this tracker operated with VU 33 at Comox, and later with 880 Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron in 1983 and 1985 in Summerside. CAF … Continue reading
RCN Yard Diving Tenders YDT 612 (CFAV Sooke) and YDT 11 (unnamed) in Nanaimo
Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Dockyard Esquimalt
Raven (PCT 56), and Caribou (PCT 57) in Chemainus