Canadian Naval History

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Naval Aviation post

Naval Aviation – Origins and Development

It’s hard to imagine a world without air travel, although this year, we’re seeing air travel reduced to its bare bones. It has been more than a century since maritime […]

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CNRS NOTICE OF CONFERENCE AND CALL FOR PAPERS

Barry Gough, 05 September 2020. The Canadian Nautical Research Society/Société Canadienne Pour la Recherche Nautique will hold its annual conference 10-11 June 2021. The conference theme will be Canada’s Pacific […]

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The RCN in the Arctic?

At the onset of the Cold War, it became clear that the Arctic was of strategic significance. So, for a brief period, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) established a presence […]

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Looking for Books about Maritime Matters?

Over the last 15 years, Canadian Naval Review has published over 170 book reviews. These books cover a variety of topics but they all relate to maritime matters, history, or […]

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Naming the New Frigates

13 July 2018. David Dunlop. Don’t know if the Type 26 Frigate will win the bidding process after the ‘curing’ process on July 21, but if the LM/BAE Type 26 […]

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Athabaskan Engine Problems (Again)

Reports on the engine failure in HMCS Athabaskan are missing some important aspects of the problems this ancient warship is facing. One of the two cruise turbines failed, leaving one […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Naming the Joint Support Ships

I am writing to express my concerns regarding the names announced recently for the RCN’s two future Joint Support Ships, Chateauguay and Queenston. A recent press release stated: “The names […]

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What could one 10,000-ton ship carry?

After my recent posts describing the SC and HX eastbound convoy systems, I received an email that said, in effect, “What was the big deal about loosing one ship out […]

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The ‘HX’ Convoy System

After my post describing the ‘slow’ SC convoys, I received many requests for information about the other series of east-bound convoys, the ‘fast’ HX series, which many Canadian warships escorted […]

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The Battle of the Atlantic is misnamed

Using the term ‘Battle’ for the protracted struggle in the Atlantic during the Second World War diminishes the importance of this important series of campaigns that spanned the entire war. […]

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Some history of the Upholder-class submarines

Tim Dunne’s article on the Victoria-class submarines entitled “Journalists sub-par on sub debate” challenged journalists to get the facts straight on the Canada’s submarines. It is worthwhile advice for anyone […]

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