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James Denoon Laurie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1958

The fonds consists of naval appointments and orders, certificates, correspondence, pension payments and adjustments, and mementos. Fonds includes photographs of various naval ship and a log book entered by Laurie as midshipman on the HMCS Niobe, 1914.

Laurie, James Denoon

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.

C.J. Dillon fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1932-1967]

The fonds consists of photographs of naval activity and ships in Esquimalt and area and reference material (newsclippings and booklet) relating to the shelling of Estevan lighthouse, the torpedoing of a ship by a Japanese submarine, and the arrival of the Queen Elizabeth at Esquimalt Graving Dock.

Dillon, C.J.

C.H. Little fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1960]

The fonds consists of photographs, primarily of HMC ships, Canadian Government ships, and naval reviews, and ephemera relating to Royal Canadian Navy activities.

Little, C.H.

Yarrows Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The fonds consists of workbooks and other papers (1929-1942) including those relating to work on the vessels William J. Stewart, Motor Princess, and HMCS Nootka. Fonds also includes alphabetical list of jobs done 1932-1946, estimate workbooks covering years 1914-1944; documents and estimates relating to HMCS Nootka, 1938; blueprint of Esquimalt Harbour (Constance Cove), ca. 1915; and specification sheets. Fonds includes plans for naval vessels (Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy), steamers, cruise ships, ferries, barges, lifeboats, and tankers. Fonds includes photographs of Royal Navy and Royal Canadian Navy ships, Yarrows displays and float, visits to the Yard by dignitaries, and designs for certain parts of vessels.

Yarrows Limited

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.

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.

Victor Gabriel Brodeur fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1915, 1940

The fonds consists of Brodeur's photographs including those of the CGS Arctic leaving Quebec City for the Arctic (1906), the Esquimalt dockyard and the Admiral's House in Esquimalt.

Brodeur, Victor Gabriel

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.

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

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.

Jack K. Slater fonds

  • CA MMB 988.83.2-5
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1963

The fonds consists of private papers of Slater, including ephemera; exercise books with hand-written notes and illustrations on gunnery; Royal Canadian Navy instruction on weapons, drills and exercises, and RCN information sheets on gunnery.

Slater, Jack K.

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.

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

George E. Barnes fonds

  • CA MMB 1395
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]

The fonds consists of correspondence from Rear-Admiral H.F. Stephenson (Royal Navy Pacific Station) to Lt. Col. G.A.L. Rawstorne relating to mine recommendations by the Admiralty and a reply containing a detailed report and chart with sections contributed by Captain G.E. Barnes. Chart is of the mouth of Esquimalt Harbour. Fonds includes Barnes' photographs of Victoria and Esquimalt are and a mock battle in Beacon Hill Park (Victoria).

Barnes, George E.

G.H. Davidson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1954

The fonds consists of Commander Davidson's temporary memorandum file, 1954.

Davidson, G.H.

E. Gerrard fonds

  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The fonds consists of photographs largely of Canadian Pacific ships and clippings and ephemera relating to Canadian Pacific maritime activities.

Gerrard, E.

Department of Transport fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1860, [ca. 1934-1952]

The fonds consists of log books from the engine room and Chief Engineers log for the CGS Estevan (1934,1935,1941,1942,1951-1952), photographs of lifeboats, lighthouses, Canadian Coast Guard vessels, life stations, and beacons, and a plan (1860) for the Race Rock Lighthouse.

Canada. Dept. of Transport

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

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.

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

Charles A. Prosser fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1980

The fonds consists of photographs of HMCS Oriole including ceremonies and group photographs and a folder containing information sheets on the HMCS Oriole.

Prosser, Charles A.

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)

Royal Navy Pacific Station fonds

  • CA MMB L126;L242;L243;L304;L305;L306;L487
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1907

The fonds consists of bound volumes of correspondence, including to and from the Admiralty (1861-1881), relating to the establishment and operation of the naval base in Esquimalt; letter and document (1872-1873) from the Admiralty regarding the boundary between Canada and the United States; bound correspondence (1903-1907) to the Admiralty and others concerning the closing down of the Esquimalt Navy yard; and records (1904-1905) relating to requirements for proposed new works at the Esquimalt yard.

Great Britain. Royal Navy. Pacific Station

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