For Posterity's Sake
A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project
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.
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
- these were Royal Navy subs under Royal Canadian Navy operational control
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
Dolphin Code (same as above ... just not as fancy) - Courtesy of Rob Brabant
Grey Rover / Okanagan Crunch - Youtube video by Barry Dixon
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
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.
- 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