Series 1 - Reference Numbered Files

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CA ON00093 2006/2-1

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  • 1939-1968 (Creation)

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1.2 m of textual records
2 negatives; b&w; 12.5 cm x 18 cm and smaller

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Series consists of several files containing forms, messages and correspondence between chart depots at various locations in the world and the Hydrographic Services Office in Halifax, N.S. during the Second World War to 1947. Includes files of the Hydrographic and Map Services Branch of the Canadian government and the Hydrographer, Naval Service Headquarters (NSHQ), Ottawa (formerly the Staff Officer, Navigator), as well as the British Admiralty’s the Hydrographer and Chief Superintendent. There are also files of: the Naval Secretary, Ottawa; the Commanding Officer Atlantic Coast; the Commodore Halifax and Commander of Dockyard (formerly the Naval Officer in Charge Halifax); and the Naval Officer in Charge and Naval Control Service Officer for Montreal, Saint John and Sydney, NS. Includes numerous requests for charts and other hydrographic publications, as well as various documents describing the shipping, receiving and issuing of charts to various ships and other hydrographic offices. There is also personal correspondence of the Commander of the Halifax Chart and Chronometer Depot, which describe personal inquiries and requests to the office. Standards on magnetic compasses, buoys and other nautical equipment are also included as well as numerous memoranda describing all administrative functions of the depot. The files are arranged in alpha-numerical order by reference number. Files with no reference number are filed in alphabetical order by title at the end of the series.

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