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HMC Dockyard fonds

  • CA MMB L1412;L1909
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1967

The fonds consists of bound grave records (with map) for the Naval Cemetery at Esquimalt (1868-1948), a ledger of inventory of naval stores (1915-1917), and officers leave book of the staff of the Superintendent of HMC Dockyard.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. HMC Dockyard

A.J. Temple fonds

  • CA MMB L1450;P4238-39;P2498a-g
  • Fonds
  • [194-]

The fonds consists of photographs of naval operations during World War II (including the sinking of the German submarine U210 by HMCS Assiniboine) and of the HMCS Donnaconna in Montreal. Fonds includes a programme of a World War II Navy Show produced by the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Special Services.

Temple, A.J.

Ivan Day fonds

  • CA MMB L1734-40;P3567-68;P3579-87
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1945]

The fonds consists of documents of German prisoners-of-war (World War II) from the MS Weser captured by the HMCS Prince Robert. Documents include German identification papers, prisoner's autographs with photographs and newsclippings reportings the events surrounding the Weser's capture. Fonds also includes autographs of officers and crew of the German freighter Hermonthis intercepted by the HMCS Prince Henry, as well as a list of Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships which visited Esquimalt, 1845-1939. Fonds includes photographs of the MS Weser, photographs taken by German prisoners-of-war of views of Colombia, gliders and themselves, and photographs of Esquimalt, HMCS Prince Robert, interned Japanese fishing vessels and the RMS Queen Elizabeth.

Day, Ivan S.

P.F. Fairfull fonds

  • CA MMB L210;P1670;P3419
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1916]

The fonds consists of captain's orders (ca. 1916) for the HMS Newcastle. Fonds includes photographs of the HMS Raleigh and ship's company of the HMCS Shearwater.

Fairfull, P.F.

Canora fonds

  • CA MMB L2552a-d;L980.92.1-2;P4277
  • Fonds
  • 1919, 1931-1938

The fonds consists of a logbook for the Canora (1919), deck logbooks (1937-1938), certificates of inspection (1931,1937,1938), and a photograph of the vessel.

Canora (Ship)

James L. Sweetnam fonds

  • CA MMB L303
  • Fonds
  • [1891]

The fonds consists of a surgeon's journal detailing illnesses and medical examinations on the HMS Nankin with notes on diagnosis, remedies, medical practice and prognosis.

Sweetnam, James L.

Royal Canadian Navy fonds

  • CA MMB L3545
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

The fonds consists of the coinbook for HMCS Shearwater and HMCS Rainbow as well as shore establishment and submarine depot detailing amounts of monies paid out to each vessel or department.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy

Anthony H. Clarke fonds

  • CA MMB L3746(1-2)
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-1988]

The fonds consists of photographs of a variety of vessels, including HM ships, the Empress line, tugs, Canadian Coast Guard, HMC ships, and steamships; a painting by Clarke; and, ships plans (1907) for the SS Princess Royal.

Clarke, Anthony H.

Joseph William Tharratt fonds

  • CA MMB L415
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1948

The fonds consists of Tharratt's certificates of service for the Royal Navy, orders from the Admiralty, appointments from the Royal Canadian Navy and personal conduct sheets. Fonds includes correspondence between Tharratt and respective naval bodies, as well as His Majesty's Trade Commissioner, Vancouver.

Tharratt, Joseph William, b. 1892

Royal Canadian Navy Flag Officer Pacific Coast fonds

  • CA MMB L417;L900;L913;L1152
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1965

The fonds consists of guest books from the Admiral's House (1946-1958), a visitors book (1955-1957), an album of the Royal Canadian Navy Presentation of Queen's Colour (1959) and the Golden Jubilee Dinner (1960), and ephemera.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Flag Officer Pacific Coast

Robert Stainton James fonds

  • CA MMB L446a-g
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1917

The fonds consists of James' Royal Navy certificates of service, pension records, a conduct certificate and a certificate of identity.

James, Robert Stainton, b. 1850

D.W. Farmer fonds

  • CA MMB L475;775-776;P400;P1147
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1903-1918]

The fonds consist of documents pertaining to the World War I armistice 1918: Operation ZZ; signals and photographs relating to the surrender of the German fleet, 1918; plans of Esquimalt Naval yard, hospital and property (1903) and ephemera.

Farmer, D.W.

Frederic James fonds

  • CA MMB L513
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1939

The fonds consists of baptismal certificate, certificates of character (1893-1910) of the Royal Navy, letter of reference, papers from the Admiralty, papers regarding James' acceptance into the Royal Canadian Navy, and a short resume of his naval career to 1903.

James, Frederic William Haigh, b. 1865

John and Michael Kelly fonds

  • CA MMB L6
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1895

The fonds consists of certificates of service in the Royal Navy for John Kelly (1837-1843) and for Michael Kelly (1865-1895). Fonds includes John Kelly's hospital discharge papers (1858).

Kelly, Michael

Department of the Naval Service fonds

  • CA MMB L600-L601
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1914

The fonds consists of files entitled "Machinery and Plant" including correspondence and other records relating to the physical plant of HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt, B.C. Records include correspondence regarding the tendering for machinery and invoices and correspondence relating to material purchases for HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt.

Canada. Dept. of the Naval Service

Thomas J. Morgan fonds

  • CA MMB L750
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Committee on Establishment of Permanent and Consumable Stores, March 1912 to May 1912.

Morgan, Thomas J.

Frederick V. Longstaff fonds

  • CA MMB L816;L1221
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1957

The fonds consists of photographs of HMC and HM ships, Commander Hose, sealing schooners and other ships and views. Fonds includes articles written by Longstaff and newsclippings.

Longstaff, Frederick Victor

J. MacFie fonds

  • CA MMB L859
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950]

The fonds consists of the shipwright's journal of the HMCS Ontario with pen and ink drawings of sections and general data of the vessel.

MacFie, J.

D.L. Raymond and E.L. Raymond fonds

  • CA MMB L981.88.1-6;P981.59.2
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1954

The fonds consists of journal of D.L. Raymond as midshipman serving on the HMS Malaya, including photographs (1922-1924); indenture and certificate of competency of E.L. Raymond; a guest book register from the HMCS Ontario (1953-1954); and photographs of naval ceremonies in Australia and New Zealand and of other naval activities.

Raymond, D.L.

Walter E. Woodward fonds

  • CA MMB P1033
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1899

The fonds consists of photographs taken of Royal Navy activities, ships and group portraits surrounding the HMS Imperieuse while in Esquimalt Harbour (1896-1899).

Woodward, Walter E.

Charles B. Hill-Tout fonds

  • CA MMB P1250
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1914

The fonds consists of photographs of the Victoria and Esquimalt area with an emphasis on naval ships and merchant shipping.

Hill-Tout, Charles Buckland

C.P. Clarke fonds

  • CA MMB P44
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1915]

The fonds consists of photographs primarily of the HMCS Niobe, Halifax dockyards, the crew, the officers, and "before" and "after" photographs of new recruits.

Clarke, C.P.

William C. Shaw fonds

  • CA MMB P4725
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

The fonds consists of photographs of the activities of ships of the Royal Canadian Navy Pacific Command, 1955-1959.

Shaw, William C.

John Harper fonds

  • CA MMB P957-962;L115a-b
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1915

The fonds consists of photographs of Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers, HM ships, field gun drill, Esquimalt (1914), and Lt. John Harper. Fonds includes letter (1915) from Admiral John Parry recommending Harper to Admiral Inglefield.

Harper, John

C.H. Brown fonds

  • CA MMB P985.1101-15;985.28.1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1943

The fonds consists of Brown's certificates of service and photographs of ships, officers, parties, skills, and presentation to Brown of his O.B.E.

Brown, Charles Henry

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