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.

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.

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.

HMCS Magnificent (CVL 21) underway c1950

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

HMCS Warrior (R31)

HMS Warrior back with the Royal Navy off Gibraltar in 1948 after two years service with the Royal Canadian Navy.

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

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