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April 7, 1948 – The Royal Canadian Navy’s aircraft carrier, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Magnificent, is commissioned to replace HMCS Warrior. In this 1957 photo, HMCS Magnificent arrives in Halifax Harbour with F-86 Sabres on the flight deck.

April 1948 – The Royal Canadian Navy’s aircraft carrier, His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Magnificent, is commissioned to replace HMCS Warrior. In this 1957 photo, HMCS Magnificent arrives in Halifax Harbour with Sabres on the flight deck.

Naval ships coming into Portland for Fleet Week and Rose Festival celebration.

Canadian Warships coming into Portland for Fleet Week and Rose Festival celebration.

Oct., 1968: Tracker landing on HMCS Bonaventure.

HMCS Bonaventure (CVL was a Majestic-class aircraft carrier launched, Feb 1945 and served both in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces Maritime Command.

HMCS Athabaskan DDG-282 sails from Halifax. Nova Scotia in August 1990 as part of the Royal Canadian Navy's contribution to Operation Friction. #HalifaxAuthor #Halifax #HMCS #royalcanadiannavy #rcn #cfbhalifax #novascotia #destroyer #hmcsathabaskan #writer #amwriting #author

HMCS Athabaskan sails from Halifax. Nova Scotia in August 1990 as part of the Royal Canadian Navy's contribution to Operation Friction.

HMCS Athabaskan DDG-282 sails from Halifax. Nova Scotia in August 1990 as part of the Royal Canadian Navy's contribution to Operation Friction. #HalifaxAuthor #Halifax #HMCS #royalcanadiannavy #rcn #cfbhalifax #novascotia #destroyer #hmcsathabaskan #writer #amwriting #author

HMCS Athabaskan sails from Halifax. Nova Scotia in August 1990 as part of the Royal Canadian Navy's contribution to Operation Friction.

Leading Seaman Marcus Hibbert stands at attention after raising the new ensign onboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Halifax during the colours ceremony held on May 5, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo: Leading Seaman Ronnie Kinnie, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Leading Seaman Marcus Hibbert stands at attention after raising the new ensign onboard Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Halifax during the colours ceremony held on May 5, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo: Leading Seaman Ronnie Kinnie, Formation Imaging Services, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Today's pic of the crew of the HMCS Niobe, complete with sennit hats, was published in The New York Times in May 1956. The HMCS Niobe served in the Boer War before it was given to Canada as one of the first ships of the Royal Canadian Navy in 1910. After patrol duties at the beginning of the First World War, she became a depot ship in Halifax and sustained damage in the 1917 explosion before being scrapped in 1922.

Today's pic of the crew of the HMCS Niobe, complete with sennit hats, was published in The New York Times in May 1956. The HMCS Niobe served in the Boer War before it was given to Canada as one of the first ships of the Royal Canadian Navy in 1910. After patrol duties at the beginning of the First World War, she became a depot ship in Halifax and sustained damage in the 1917 explosion before being scrapped in 1922.

40 years ago, under very dark clouds, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN (1963-1994)steaming out off Esquimalt naval base. Photo taken from the YFP 308 in Auguste 1975.

40 years ago, under very dark clouds, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN out off Esquimalt naval base.

HMCS Ottawa (i) (H 60) 25 Sep 1940 - HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. E.R. Mainguy, RCN) picks up 56 survivors from the British merchant Sulairia that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-43 356 nautical miles west of Achill Head in position 53°43'N, 20°10'W. HMCS Ottawa also picks up 64 survivors from the British merchant Eurymedon that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-29 366 nautical miles west of Achill Head in position 53°34'N, 20°23'W.

HMS Ottawa September 1942 HMCS Ottawa is torpedoed by while escorting Convoy ON 127 500 nautical miles km) east of St. 114 crew lost their lives, including the commanding officer, while 65 survivors were rescued by nearby vessels.

HMCS Warrior (R31)

Showcase of the various aircraft carrier warships deployed by the British Royal Navy during the Second World War.

Navy & Coast Guard ships line the waterfront during the Rose Festival, Portland, OR

Navy & Coast Guard ships line the waterfront during the Rose Festival, Portland, OR