HMS Niobe was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She served in the Boer War and was then given to Canada as the first ship of the then newly created Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Niobe.

HMS Niobe was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She served in the Boer War and was then given to Canada as the first ship of the then newly created Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Niobe.

HMS Niobe was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She served in the Boer War and was then given to Canada as the second ship of the then newly created Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Niobe.

HMS Niobe was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She served in the Boer War and was then given to Canada as the second ship of the then newly created Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Niobe.

HMCS Brantford covered with ice, February 1944 (courtesy Canada Dept of National Defence, Library and Archives Canada/PA-136146).

HMCS Brantford covered with ice, February 1944 (courtesy Canada Dept of National Defence, Library and Archives

HMCS Qu'Appelle

HMCS Qu'Appelle (DDE - Mackenzie-class destroyer -served in the Royal Canadian Navy and later the Canadian Forces. Construction started: January 1960 Launched: May 1962 Length: 112 m Draft: m Builder: Davie Shipbuilding

HMCS BRANTFORD showing a significant buildup of ice. (Source Veteran Affairs Canada ) February 1944, Life for the 60 or so crew was very difficult, especially so when plying the Atlantic in winter, Ice become so thick it often threatened to capsize the ships

HMCS BRANTFORD showing a significant buildup of ice. (Source Veteran Affairs Canada ) February Life for the 60 or so crew was very difficult, especially so when plying the Atlantic in winter, Ice become so thick it often threatened to capsize the ships

(Top to Bottom) Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan (FFH – 282) , a Canadian…

(Top to Bottom) Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Athabaskan (FFH – , a Canadian…

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