Subseries II - Foreign Ships and General Ships Files

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Foreign Ships and General Ships Files

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CA ON00093 81/520; 2010/15-30-II

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  • 1753-1967 (Creation)

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Textual records in Boxes 303-323, 473 and 503

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Subseries consists of name files for British and foreign ships, many of which have a connection with the RCN. Foreign ships includes Australian, French, German Italian, Japanese and American. These files for British ships contain general notes, photographs, a history of the name, Admiralty Damage Control summaries, newspaper and magazine clippings, signals and messages. The files for foreign ships do not contain a great deal of information. Also includes general reference files divided mainly by the ship type, including aircraft carriers, auxiliary vessels, corvettes, destroyers, frigates, minesweepers, motor launches, sailing vessels, submarines, trawlers and drifters. These files contain narratives, signals and messages, newspaper and magazine clippings, press releases and historical data. The subseries is divided into the following parts:
Part A: Ships, Foreign
Part B: Ships, General

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Classified material is stored in Box 503 Files 18-19.

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Oversize material is stored in Box 473 Files 3-4.

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