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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.




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1955-1966 - Six Submarine Squadron / Division  -  Royal Navy submarine squadron based in Halifax


1966-1996 - 1st Canadian Submarine Squadron



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  (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



Basic Sub Course Photos - Oberon Class


Basic Sub Course Photos - Victoria Class


Basic Sub Course - Officers - Photos


Basic Sub School Staff - Photos


OPCERT Submarines - Course Photos - Crse 0602     Crse 0701     Crse 0702


Sub Cert Course - Trades - NET(6) QL6A "O" Class Submarine Equipment Serial 9101



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 Canadas Oberon Class Submarines, 1983- 1998. by Michael Whitby

Dolphin Code

Grey Rover / Okanagan Crunch - Youtube video by Barry Dixon

HMS Ambrose - 6th Submarine Squadron Division, Halifax

No Body Washes in a Submarine - lyrics

Submariners Association of Canada