Category Archives: RCN

Canadian Forces Base Cornwallis – The Coach House

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

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HMCS Cormorant (ASL 20)

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

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PCT 60 – Raven

Patrol Craft Training (PCT) 56, Raven preparing to return to HMCS Quadra after a day sail in Baynes Sound.

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HMCS Oriole

HMCS Oriole in Baynes Sound, shortly before her long trip to her new home port in Halifax, Nova Scotia

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View Royal views

  Looking across Esquimalt Harbour from View Royal

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C-FKVG

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

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YDT 612 and YDT 11

RCN Yard Diving Tenders YDT 612 (CFAV Sooke) and YDT 11 (unnamed) in Nanaimo

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Esquimalt Harbour

Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) Dockyard Esquimalt

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Raven and Caribou

Raven (PCT 56), and Caribou (PCT 57) in Chemainus

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HMCS Quadra – at the end of the pier

The 19 Wing Marine Section crash boats at the end of the pier at HMCS Quadra

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