Royal Canadian Navy history

Official history about the Royal Canadian Navy, including historical resources, records of specific vessels, commanders, flags and uniforms, naval museums, commemorations and films. 


Services and information

History of the Naval Service of Canada

Official history of the Naval Service of Canada, from 1910 to its centennial in 2010.

Navy centennial image gallery

Photos and paintings from the first 100 years of Canadian naval history.

Navy leaders and notable people

History of Canadian Navy commanders and profiles of outstanding sailors.

Ships’ histories

Profiles and photos of historical Navy ships, including specifications, battle honours and mottos.

Canadian submarine history

History of Canadian submarines and sailors.

Navy historical research

Details on Navy ships and personnel, including ships’ logs, and Merchant Navy seamen.

Naval flags and uniforms

Uniforms and ships’ flags used by the Navy over its history.

Naval museums and historic sites

Visit one of the five naval museums in Canada. 

Niobe Day – October 21

Annual celebration of the day in 1910 when our first warship entered Canadian waters.


Films about Canada’s naval history, including stories of Royal Canadian Navy ships, sailors and sea battles.


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