For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

Diesel Boats Forever - Subs and Submariners of the RCN

 

This page is for information on the RCN's submarines.  Being a Skimmer, I'm not very knowledgeable on the subject of our subs and will depend on submissions from those who are qualified to speak about them - mainly our submariners. Photos of the subs and their crews will appear on the pages for each sub. What you will find here are course / group photos, specific sub related links and other info. To submit photos, stories, links, sub related announcements, etc, send me an EMAIL.

 


 

Submariners Association of Canada - East          Submariners Association of Canada - Central          Submariners Association of Canada - West

 

Submarine Room at the Naval Museum of Halifax

 


 

The Submariner's Prayer - RCN          The Submariner's Prayer - RN

 


 

1914 - 1918 - Canadian Submarine Flotilla

 

1955 - 1966 - Sixth Submarine Squadron / Division (HMS Ambrose) -  Royal Navy submarine squadron based in Halifax

 

1966 - 1996 - 1st Canadian Submarine Squadron

 

2011- Present - Canadian Submarine Force

 

 

RCN Submarines

 

1914-1920  -  CC1     CC2

 

1919-1922  -  CH14     CH15

 

1945  -  U-190     U-889

 

1955-1966 - Acheron    Alaric     Alcide     Alderney     Alliance     Ambush     Amphion     Astute     Auriga     Aurochs

-  these were Royal Navy subs under Royal Canadian Navy operational control

 

1961-2000  -  Grilse SS71     Ojibwa SS72     Okanagan SS74     Onondaga SS73     Rainbow SS75     Olympus (Training Sub)

 

1998 - Present  -  Chicoutimi SSK 879     Corner Brook SSK 878     Victoria SSK 876     Windsor SSK 877

 


History Makers of the RCN - Submariners:

Maitland-Dougall, William, Lt, RCN

 

Sherwood, Frederick Henry, LCdr, RCNVR


Photos:

Basic Sub Course Photos - Oberon Class

 

Basic Sub Course Photos - Victoria Class

 

Basic Sub Course Photos - Officers

 

OPCERT Submarines Course Photos - Crse 0602     Crse 0701     Crse 0702

 

Sub Cert Course Photos - Trades

 

Sub School Staff - Photos



 

Books, booklets and other submarine related info and links

 

A Simple Sailor by Ray Hunt, Capt (N), ret'd - An autobiography of his early years and his life in the Navy ..... as a simple sailor

 

Ambrosia - Scrapbook of the 6th Submarine Squadron Division at Work and at Play 1955 - 1966

 

Boomers, Draggers and Black Boxes: The Operational Legacy of Canada’s Oberon Class Submarines, 1983- 1998. by Michael Whitby

 

Dolphin Code (and its history) - Courtesy of SAOC West

 

Dolphin Code (same as above ... just not as fancy) - Courtesy of Rob Brabant

 

Grey Rover / Okanagan Crunch - Youtube video by Barry Dixon

 

History of the Dolphins - Courtesy of SAOC West

 

No Body Washes in a Submarine - lyrics

 

Sentinel Magazine 1982/1 - Le requin d'acier - La vie à board d'un sous-marin (The Steel Shark - Life aboard a submarine)

 

Sentinel Magazine 1982/3 - The Deadly Dolphins - Canada's O'Boats

 

Thesis - The Physician Assistant Onboard Canadian Submarines – with a Brief History and Overview of our Canadian Submarines. Copyright (©) by Christopher Brian Robinson, CD, CPO2 Physician Assistant, RCN

 

Through a Canadian Periscope by Julie H. Ferguson

 

U-boats in the Royal Canadian Navy 1945-1947  - Re-published on For Posterity's Sake with permission of the Canadian Nautical Research Society and the author, Derek Waller, Air Commodore, RAF, ret'd.

 


 

Submariners Name Tag Panel at The Naval Museum of Halifax

 

The Submariner Name Tag panel at the Naval Museum of Halifax Submarine Room is a create of Brian Lapierre and Jim Northrup.  There are a total of 381 name tags which have been submitted so far along with the ships badges, Submarine Force Badge, RCN Submariners Badge an the Winston Churchill quote.

 

The legend for the name tags are:

- Red with Yellow lettering indicate those who gave their lives while serving in submarines.
- Red with White lettering indicate a selected few who served in CC1/CC2/CH14 & CH15 submarines.

- Black with White lettering indicate a selected few who served in submarines prior to CF Unification.

- Light Green with Yellow lettering are a selected few who served after Unification and have passed away.

- The rest are those who have served in submarines at various times during Unification or after and return to Blue Uniforms.

 

Top submit your name tag for the panel - please contact Brian Lapierre at lapo48 (at) gmail.com

 


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