Canadian Naval History

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The Sinking of Llandovery Castle

CNR, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2015) Abstract The growth of digital archives offers contemporary scholars a new source of original materials, and Demers uses these materials to examine an incident that occurred late in the First World War – the sinking of the Canadian hospital ship Llandovery Castle. This incident […]

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Naming Ships*

[* Moderator’s note: This is a revised and expanded version of the same article published yesterday, 8 March.] Steel will be cut in a few months for the first of the Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). The official date of the cutting will be an opportunity for […]

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Death of The Hon. Fred J. Mifflin, Rear-Admiral (Ret.), PC, CD

The following press release has been issued to mark the passing of R-Adm. (ret.) F.J. Mifflin: Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), expressed his condolences today over the passing of The Hon. Fred J. Mifflin, Rear-Admiral (Retired), PC, CD on October 5th in Ottawa at the […]

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Axis submarine kills and Canadian warship losses in WWII

Fraser McKee rightly takes me to task for not crediting the sinking of the Italian Marcello-class submarine, R.Smg. Commandante Faá di Bruno, Cdr. Aldo Enrici, CO, by HMCS Ottawa, Cdr. Edmond ‘Rollo’ Mainguy, CO, and HMS HARVESTER (H19), (ex-Brazilian JURUA), on 6 Nov 1940. I admit that I deliberately did not […]

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A correction on an historical error about RCN submarine sinkings*

Far be it from me to correct my betters in historical research, but I tend to note items in research papers and commentary that are in error. In your entirely correct article on the Byers and Webb article on the submarine problems (Having, even as a naval reservist, served in two submarines, […]

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