Fonds 78/211 - Director of Operations Division fonds

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Director of Operations Division fonds

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CA ON00093 78/211

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  • 1942-1943 (Creation)
    Canada. Dept. of National Defence for Naval Services. Director of Operations Division

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3 cm of textual records

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The Director of Operations Division (DOD) was established as a division of Naval Service Headquarters in November 1940. Responsible to the Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, the new directorate was tasked with putting defence schemes into operation. The tasks of the new directorate included: the taking up, arming and commissioning of new ships for the service; the movements and operations of HMC ships, either separately or in conjunction with ships of the Royal Navy or other Dominion Navies; the distribution (both operational and seasonable) of the available force of the Royal Canadian Navy; the withdrawal from service of ships when necessary, for docking, refits, rearming, etc.; and the staff requirements necessary in construction, ordnance, torpedo armament, mines and depth charges, equipment generally, compasses, signal and W/T equipment, A/S equipment and hydrographic information.

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Fonds consist of files regarding ships, movements, repairs, losses, and reports on disposition of ships from 1942-1943. Types of ships can range from auxiliary cruisers, A/S ships, destroyers, frigates, corvettes, minesweepers, A/S yachts, and trawlers. The disposition of ships has been classified categorically and graded as either “allocated”, “effective”, “refitted”, or “repaired”. The names of ships that were reported on are also included. Includes memoranda with appendices.

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Fonds received 16 May 1978. The immediate source of acquisition is unknown.


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  • English

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The following associated records can be found at Library and Archives Canada:
• Organization and Administration – Director of Operations Division. 1941-1946. RG24-D-1-c, Volume 8165.

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No further accruals are expected.

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