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Nautical and Naval

 

Photos and Postcards - Navy Ships in Halifax Harbour and Surrounding Area

 

Photo Postcards

This section contains contains two photo postcards of the HMCS Niobe, circa 1914-1917.

The HMCS Niobe was a Diadem class of protected cruisers and was launched into the Royal Navy in 1897 as HMS Niobe. After the Boer War, she was the second ship given to the newly created Naval Service of Canada which became the Royal Canadian Navy in 1911. During the First World War, the Niobe patrolled the approaches of the St. Lawrence River and later joined a British squadron to patrol off New York City. The Niobe returned to Halifax in July of 1915 and served there as a depot ship for the rest of the war. She was severely damaged during the Halifax Explosion in 1917, and was eventually scapped in the 1920's.

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HMCS Niobe

Halifax Harbour

Halifax, NS

Circa 1914-1917

Photographer:  W.G. MacLaughlan, Halifax, NS
Ref. Number:  18-9 (1-16.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Scott Isenor Postcard Collection, Halifax, NS
 


Reverse of Above Postcard
 


HMCS Niobe

Circa 1914-1917

The photo was probably taken outside Halifax Harbour.

Photographer:  Unknown
Ref. Number:  18-9 (1-5.2)
Image Information:  Scan of original photo postcard
Source:  Scott Isenor Postcard Collection, Halifax, NS
 


Reverse of Above Postcard
 

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