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.
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.
HMCS Magnificent (CVL was a Majestic-class light aircraft carrier that served the Royal Canadian Navy from