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HMCS Haida on patrol in Korean waters, 1952-54. [PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES]

HMCS Haida on patrol in Korean waters, 1952-54.
PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES

It has been a milestone year for Canada’s navy. Coast to coast to coast, events were held to celebrate the navy’s 100th anniversary. Since January, we’ve presented a selection of stories that examine the navy’s past and present, including features on the service’s wartime and peacetime contributions as well as last June’s colourful International Fleet Review in Halifax. We thought it would be fitting to finish the centennial year with a photo salute representing a cross-section of ships that have served Canada so well. The biggest salute though goes to the men and women who have manned these and the myriad of other vessels since 1910. Enjoy.

HMCS Toronto participates in anti-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, September 2007. [PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES]

HMCS Toronto participates in anti-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, September 2007.
PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES
After their purchase by British Columbia Premier Richard McBride, Canadian submarines CC 1 and CC 2 spend three years cruising and training on the West Coast until they are sent to Halifax via the Panama Canal. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA113254]

After their purchase by British Columbia Premier Richard McBride, Canadian submarines CC 1 and CC 2 spend three years cruising and training on the West Coast until they are sent to Halifax via the Panama Canal.
PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA113254
HMCS Niobe was commissioned in the Canadian Navy on Sept. 6, 1910. This photo was taken after her conversion to depot ship. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA209548]

HMCS Niobe was commissioned in the Canadian Navy on Sept. 6, 1910. This photo was taken after her conversion to depot ship.
PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA209548
The Canadian Operational Support Ship, HMCS Protecteur (below centre) is flanked by HMCS Iroquois (2nd) (top) and HMCS Calgary (2nd) during a counter-drug operation in the Caribbean in 2008. [PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES]

The Canadian Operational Support Ship, HMCS Protecteur (below centre) is flanked by HMCS Iroquois (2nd) (top) and HMCS Calgary (2nd) during a counter-drug operation in the Caribbean in 2008.
PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES
The cruiser HMCS Uganda was renamed HMCS Quebec in January 1952. [PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES]

The cruiser HMCS Uganda was renamed HMCS Quebec in January 1952.
PHOTO: LEGION MAGAZINE ARCHIVES
HMCS Saguenay was commissioned on May 22, 1931. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND  ARCHIVES CANADA—PA176127]

HMCS Saguenay was commissioned on May 22, 1931.
PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA176127
Submarines HMCS Windsor and HMCS Corner Brook arrive home at Halifax for Christmas, 2006. [PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES]

Submarines HMCS Windsor and HMCS Corner Brook arrive home at Halifax for Christmas, 2006.
PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES
Motor Torpedo Boat 462 of the 29th Flotilla in the English Channel, 1944. [PHOTO: GILBERT MILNE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA144574]

Motor Torpedo Boat 462 of the 29th Flotilla in the English Channel, 1944.
PHOTO: GILBERT MILNE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA144574
Lieutenant (N) Jennifer Gosse, padre on board HMCS Fredericton, is hoisted into a Sea King helicopter during an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden in January 2010. [PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES]

Lieutenant (N) Jennifer Gosse, padre on board HMCS Fredericton, is hoisted into a Sea King helicopter during an anti-piracy mission in the Gulf of Aden in January 2010.
PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES
HMCS Halifax sails towards Haiti as part of Operation Hestia, February 2010. [PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES]

HMCS Halifax sails towards Haiti as part of Operation Hestia, February 2010.
PHOTO: CANADIAN FORCES
The Bangor-class minesweeper Clayoquot  during working-up exercises near Pictou, N.S., July 1943. [PHOTO: GILBERT MILNE,  LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116969]

The Bangor-class minesweeper Clayoquot during working-up exercises near Pictou, N.S., July 1943.
PHOTO: GILBERT MILNE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA116969
The aircraft carrier HMCS Warrior off Esquimalt, B.C., December 1946. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA129207]

The aircraft carrier HMCS Warrior off Esquimalt, B.C., December 1946.
PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA129207
Corvettes Chambly (left) and Orillia off Halifax, April 1941. [PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA105310]

Corvettes Chambly (left) and Orillia off Halifax, April 1941.
PHOTO: LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA105310

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