Military

Royal Canadian Navy
Visit this site to find out all about the Royal Canadian Navy.

 

Government

Directorate of History
Some of our best authors of WWII books work for the Directorate of History.

 

Associations

Navy League of Canada
Find out about this great community-led, volunteer-based organization, perhaps you could join?

Naval Association of Canada
The Naval Association of Canada (formerly the Naval Officer’s Association of Canada) was established in 1945 by former regular and reserve force officers with the goal of providing a forum in which they could maintain their interest in and support for the naval service of Canada.

The Crow’s Nest Officer’s Club, St. John’s NL
Visit the historic Crow’s Nest, the Sea Going Officers’ Club in downtown St. John’s, historic home for those who served on WWII North Atlantic convoy escort duties.

Royal Military Club, RMC Club Nova Scotia
The objects of the RMC Club are: “the bringing together of its members for mutual benefit and support; the encouragement and maintenance of that camaraderie which has always existed at the Canadian Military Colleges; and the advancement and welfare of its members, the cadets and the Canadian Military Colleges generally.”

 

Historical Ships

HMCS Alberni/U480

This site honours both the ship and the enemy.

HMCS Haida
This is an excellent site honouring another war veteran.

HMCS Ojibwa

HMCS Haida – Parks Canada

The official website for Haida, very impressive watch the video!

HMCS Trentonian
This site provides an excellent history of another corvette.

Historical Naval Ships Association
Sackville and Haida, among others are featured in this American site.

Flower Class Corvette
This site contains a wealth of information about Flower Class Corvettes. HMCS Sackville is discussed, of course.

Canadian Coastal Forces Trust
Go to this link to learn about a group of individuals who are seeking to preserve the last Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat from World War II. She is MTB 486, the command of the Senior Officer of the 29th (Canadian) MTB Flotilla, LCdr C. Tony Law

 

Naval and Military History

The Nauticapedia Project

The Nauticapedia Project is a group of volunteers dedicated to telling the stories of the maritime heritage of British Columbia, western and northern Canada, and Canada’s Naval Forces. Of particular interest to members of Canada’s Naval Memorial Trust is the searchable database of 28,000 biographies of naval personnel who served in or with the Canadian Navy, served in Canada, or were born in Canada. The website also contains more than 200 articles related to nautical heritage as well as fleet lists and nominal lists of personnel of Canadian naval units.

uboat.net
You will find all the German U-boats of both World Wars, their commanding officers and operations including all Allied ships attacked, technological information. Browse the large photo gallery and thousands of U-boat books and movies. A section covers the Allied forces their struggle with the U-boat threat, the Pacific war, all the Allied Warships, and Allied Commanding officers from all the major navies.

WW2 – A perspective from Northern Ireland
The ultimate website about the Second World War in Northern Ireland. All Services from All Nationalities throughout All of Northern Ireland can be found on this Website. Service Personnel from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland and later the United States all joined those from the rest of the United Kingdom who were stationed in Northern Ireland during the Second World War.

Naval History
A British site, always with something new.

Ocean Waves
Ocean Waves is an Internet based independent body dedicated to promoting the historical aspects of the Royal Navy and Commonwealth Navies. There’s an interesting discussion of the RCN.

Topsites
A webpage with many great sites – Including HMCS Sackville.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy  –
follow a North Atlantic Convoy bound from the USA to the UK as it happened
Follow @OTDIHNaval on Twitter
for real-time updates

RCN Orders and Awards
The majority of the site relates to the Honours and Awards of World War Two with some details on World War One, Korea, the post-war era and Canadians in the Royal Navy prior to World War One. Awards and Citations to the Merchant Navy are also included.

Canadian Military History Gateway
This excellent site is very useful for the casual browser or a serious researcher. You should set an alarm so you can come out for dinner.

Canadian Navy of Yesterday and Today
Another excellent examination of our Navy’s origins and current state.

Hazegray
is one of the web’s finest sites dedicated to ships and navies. It offers a wide array of resources related to naval history, current naval affairs, shipbuilding, maritime history, and naval and maritime photography.

Convoy PQ17
This is the wartime Diary of Jack Bowman. More specifically the diary he kept whilst taking part in one of the most infamous convoys of World War Two – the arctic convoy, Convoy PQ17. This diary details the thoughts and experiences of a seaman aboard one of the Convoy PQ17 escorts, the Flower Class corvette, HMS La Malouine.

The Memory Project
The Memory Project is a non-profit organization with the goal of creating an unprecedented archive of Canada’s participation in the Second World War and the Korean War.  The largest oral history archive in Canada, the Memory Project has collected more than 2000 veteran stories and included them in our digital archive.

Leith Shipyards, Scotland
Few warships epitomize the Atlantic war more than the lowly Flower-class corvette. An auxiliary vessel hastily built to mercantile standards and pushed into service by the score, with poor equipment and green crews, the corvette was hardly a match for Germany’s U-boat fleet. Nor did it inspire the imagination—except perhaps in perverse ways—of those who served in them.

For Posteritys Sake

CNTHA    Canadian Naval Technical History Association
The Canadian Naval Technical History Association is a voluntary organization working in support of DND’s Directorate of History and Heritage to capture and preserve our country’s naval technical history. Major activities are collection of oral and written histories, solicitation of relevant documents (papers, written articles, pamphlets, etc.) and investigations by technical discipline working groups.

 

Museums

The Battle of the Atlantic Museum.
This is a remarkable museum with many unique exhibits of U-boat memorabilia. It is worth serious consideration as a destination for visitors to Vancouver Island.

Canadian Museum of Civilization
There are excellent links here, check out the Military History link.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
It tells the story of Halifax, which was founded as a British Naval Base in 1749, and the western terminus of convoys supplying the Allies during the Battle of the Atlantic.

Canadian War Museum
Visit the incomparable Canadian War Museum.

The Military Museums of Calgary
Many interesting naval artifacts including such naval aircraft as the Sea Fury which flew from HMCS Magnificent

The Naval Museum of Manitoba
Another Naval Museum from the prairies!

The Naval Museum of Quebec
This is a well-designed site, with much to discover.

Maritime Command Museum
The Museum of the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax, now known as the Naval Museum of Halifax. A MUST visit when you come to Halifax. An historic house dating from 1818 built as an official residence for the British admiral during the 1800s.

Shearwater Aviation Museum
Visit this site to learn about the fabulous Shearwater Aviation Museum (SAM).

Royal Museum Greenwich UK
This British site is described as: “A premier portal of high quality maritime resources on the internet”. The world’s largest maritime museum, filled with inspirational stories of discovery and adventure at sea. This is a fascinating site where it is easy to get lost.

Juno Beach Centre
Visit this amazing site, dedicated to our fighting men.

Naval and Maritime Museums List International
This is a great ‘catalogue’ of museums and websites.

War Monuments in Canada
This site lists all the war monuments in Canada by province. visit Nova Scotia and see the new memorial for the Merchant Navy. You will also find a description of the Halifax Sailors’ Memorial.

Pere Museum

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

 

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