Royal Canadian Navy Essay

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When the Royal Canadian Navy was first created, it was known as the Naval Service of Canada, and it received two former British Royal Navy vessels known as the HMCS Niobe and the HMCS Rainbow. The Naval Service of Canada was renamed to the Royal Canadian Navy in 1911. Eventually, the First World War occurred, and the Royal Canadian Navy’s six-vessel fleet patrolled the North American West and East coast to fend off Germany’s naval forces. In 1915, a seventh ship known as the HMCS Shearwater joined and help defend North America’s coasts. In 1918, right before the war ended, the Royal Canadian Naval Air Service was created, but it was shortly disbanded, as the war ended. After the war ended, the Royal Canadian navy did not have a true purpose anymore. Many men were laid off, as they had no job anymore. However, 2 new ships, known as the HMCS Champlain and the HMCS Vancouver replaced the HMCS Patriot and the HMCS Patrician. On January 1923, the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve replaced the Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve. There were approximately 1000 people in the RCNVR, and 12 Canadian cities received 50 men, or a “Half-Company.” In 1931, the RCN…show more content…
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