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.
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.
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.