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Canadian Naval Centennial 2010

First 100 years of the Navy

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Centennial Vignettes:

Admiral Kingsmill and the founding of the Canadian Navy

Canada's first submarines

Lieutenant Rowland Bourke, VC

VAdm DeWolfe and HMCS HAIDA

Lt Cdr Cornelius Burke MTB skipper

Lt Cdr Fuller
"Pirate of the Adriatic"

Lts Atherton and Hearns HMCS CHILLIWACK

Stoker Robert Powers

Lt Robert Hampton Gray

Okanagan based Naval biographies:

Rear Admiral Richard Leir

Captain Clarence King

Robert Hadgraft, OMMS

Centennial Virtual Sailpast:

1910 -1920

1920-1939

1939-1945

Okanagan Naval Namesake Ships:

HMCS KELOWNA

HMCS KALAMALKA (Vernon)

HMCS OKANAGAN

Canadian Naval Centennial Links

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANSWERING THE CALL!

A CENTURY OF CANADIAN NAVAL HEROES:
STORIES OF ORDINARY CANADIANS DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

Admiral Charles Edmund Kingsmill

The Canadian Navy came into being on May 4th, 1910 and a senior officer of Britain's Royal Navy born in Guelph, Ontario was the first to "Answer the Call". Admiral Charles Kingsmill served as the first Director of Naval Service for the Canadian Navy. In that first year he acquired the first ships, two old Royal Navy cruisers, HMCS RAINBOW and NIOBE, to start building the core of any navy - its sailors and officers.

HMCS RAINBOW
HMCS NIOBE
Listen to a short audio vignette by radio personality Nick Vandergragt on Admiral Kingsmill and the founding of the Canadian Navy

 


"Answering the Call" is the idea of CFRA Ottawa radio personality Nick Vandergragt. Nick believes that Canadians should hear the stories of the thousands of Canadian men and women who have served in our Navy, Army and Air Force as these are compelling parts of our national heritage.

For more information on the Canadian Naval Centennial visit:

www.canadiannavy100.forces.gc.ca

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