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It was not until the Second World War that the Royal Canadian Navy

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It was not until the Second World War that the Royal Canadian Navy

    Finding Aid to the

    Royal Canadian Navy Historical Section fonds

    (Naval Kardex Collection)

    Volume III: 8000-4 9600

    Revised and Updated

    7 April 2005

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    Table of Contents

    I. 81/520 - Arranged by RCN Classification Scheme ... 3 8000 SHIPS AND SHIPPING ......................................................................................... 3 8001 MERCHANT SHIPPING ....................................................................................... 4 8020 ACQUISITION, PURCHASE AND OFFERS OF SHIPS .................................... 5 8060 ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS ..................................................................... 6 8100 ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE .......................................................................... 6 8150 CAMOUFLAGE AND PAINTING ........................................................................ 6 8180 COLLISIONS, GROUNDINGS AND MISHAPS WARSHIPS ......................... 6 8200 CONSTRUCTION OF SHIPS ............................................................................... 6 8280 CONVOYS AND CONVOY ORGANIZATION ................................................... 7 8375 DISPOSITION AND ALLOCATION WARSHIPS ........................................... 8 8380 DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................. 8 8440-8441-H ESCORT GROUPS AND FORCES.......................................................... 8 8660 MINELAYING ....................................................................................................... 9 8670 MINESWEEPING ................................................................................................ 10 8700 MOVEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES WARSHIPS ....................................... 10 8780 REPAIRS AND REFITS ...................................................................................... 10 8852 SALVAGE AND TOWING .................................................................................. 11 8885 STAFF REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................. 11 8910 SUBMARINE ACTIVITIES ENEMY SUBMARINE ACTIVITIES .............. 11 9050 BARRACKS ACCOMODATION ....................................................................... 11 9060 - BASE DEVELOPMENT ....................................................................................... 11 9300 CONTROLLED MINEFIELDS ........................................................................... 12 9445 FLEET MAIL OFFICE ACCOMODATION ...................................................... 12 9600 PlLOT PLANS, BLUE PRINTS AND DRAWINGS ........................................... 12

    II. 81/520 Finding Aids to the Series .........................................14 Series 31: 8000-160: Canadian Minesweeping Squadrons ............................................. 14 Series 32: 8000-260/1-12: Canadian Escort Squadrons ................................................... 16 Series 33: 8280 Sydney Files .......................................................................................... 20 Series 34: 8280 Convoys and Convoy Organization ..................................................... 26 I. General Files ............................................................................................................................ 26 II. Convoys BS - HSC ................................................................................................................. 27 III. Convoy HX ........................................................................................................................... 29 IV. Convoys JH OG ................................................................................................................. 33 V. Convoy ON ............................................................................................................................ 35 VI: Convoys ONF ONS ............................................................................................................ 39 VII Convoys OS - SB .................................................................................................................. 42 VIII. Convoy SC ......................................................................................................................... 43 IX. Convoys SG XB ................................................................................................................. 46 Series 35: 8280 Convoys Naval Messages ..................................................................... 49 Series 36: 8440 Escort Groups and Forces ................................................................... 78 Series 37: 8700 Movements and Programmes Warships ........................................... 81 Series 38: 8885 Staff Requirements .............................................................................. 83

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I. 81/520 - Arranged by RCN Classification Scheme

    8000 SHIPS AND SHIPPING

Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File th8000-4 1941 223 2 4 Escort Flotilla

    8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 1 223 3 8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 2 223 4 8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 1 of 6 223 5 8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 2 of 6 223 6 8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 3 of 6 224 1 8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 4 of 6 224 2 8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 5 of 6 224 3 8000-5 Naming of HMC Ships, Vol. 6 of 6 224 4 th8000-8 8 Destroyer Escort, 1944 1944 224 5 th8000-10 10 Destroyer Flotilla, 1944 1944 224 6 th8000-26 26 Destroyer Flotilla, 1944 1944 224 7 8000-160 Canadian Minesweeping Squadrons For

    series description and finding aid see pp 14-15.

    8000-219/40 Air Squadron VT 40 (Training) Brief 1964 227 3

    History by Mr. Kealy

    8000-219/825 Air Squadron 825 (Anti-Submarine) Brief 1965 227 4

    History by Mr. Kealy

    8000-219/826 Air Squadron 826 (Anti-Submarine) Brief 1965 227 5

    History by Mr. Kealy

    8000-219/850 880 Squadron Brief histories and draft by Mr. 1961 227 6

    Kealy

    8000-260 Canadian Escort Squadrons -- For series

    description and finding aid see pp. 16-19. th8000-411/55 55 L.C.A. Flotilla Naval messages, Nominal 1943 240 1

    Lists, Correspondence, 1943 st8000-411/61 61 L.C.A. Flotilla Nominal Lists, 1943 1943 240 2 th8000-411/80 80 L.C.M. Flotilla Narrative on the 1943 240 3

    combined ops in Sicily & Italy, 1943 st8000-411/81 81 L.C.M. Flotilla Nominal Lists, 1943 1943 240 4 th8000-411/260 260 L.C.I. Flotilla General Information 1944 240 5

    (Memoranda, correspondence), Signals, 1944 nd8000-411/262 262 L.C.I. Flotilla Reports of Proceedings, 1944 240 6

    Signals, and misc. documents, 1944 th8000-411/264 264 L.C.I. Flotilla Reports of Proceedings, 1944 240 7

    Signals, and misc. documents, 1944 th8000-411/528 528 L.C.A. Flotilla Reports of Proceedings, 1944-1945 240 8

    list of outfits of Landing Craft in HMC Ships

    Prince David and Prince Henry, 1944-45 th8000-440/4 4 Minesweeping Flotilla (RN) Empty 240 9 th8000-440/14 14 Minesweeping Flotilla (RN) Reports of 240 10

    Proceedings and Naval Message th8000-440/16 16 Minesweeping Flotilla (RN) Empty 240 11

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    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File st8000-440/31 31 Minesweeping Flotilla (RN) Reports of 1944-1945 240 12

    Proceedings, Signals, Press clippings and misc.

    documents, 1944-45 nd8000-440/122 122 Minesweeping Flotilla Summary of 241 1

    Naval War Effort

    8000-462 Canadian Motor Launch Flotillas General 241 2 nd8000-462/72 72 Motor Launch Flotilla Misc. documents, 1955 241 3

    1955 rd8000-462/73 73 Motor Launch Flotilla Reports of 1942-1943 241 4

    Proceedings, 1942-43 th8000-462/76 76 Motor Launch Flotilla Empty 241 5 th8000-462/77 77 Motor Launch Flotilla Reports of 1943 241 6

    Proceedings, 1943 th8000-462/78 78 Motor Launch Flotilla Reports of 1943 241 7

    Proceedings, Summary of Naval War Effort,

    1943 th8000-466/29 29 M.T.B. Flotilla General 241 8 th8000-466/29 29 M.T.B. Flotilla Signals, 1943-44 1943-1944 241 9 th8000-466/29 29 M.T.B. Flotilla Signals, 1945 1945 241 10 th8000-466/65 65 M.T.B Flotilla General, Vol. 1 242 1 th8000-466/65 65 M.T.B Flotilla General Vol. 2 242 2 th8000-466/65 65 M.T.B Flotilla Signals, 1944-45 1944-1945 242 3 8000-474 “Q” Ships General 242 4 st8000-501/1 1 Canadian Destroyer Squadron Reports of 1955 242 5

    Proceedings, Signals, 1955 st8000-502/1 1 Canadian Submarine Squadron General 242 6 nd8000-502/2 2 Canadian Reserve Training Squadron 1955 242 7

    Clippings, Signals, 1955

    8000-800 1952 404 11 Disposal of Aircraft [NATO

    CONFIDENTIAL]

    8000-800 Disposal of Ships General 242 8 8000-800 1940-1947 242 9 Disposal of Ships, 1940-1947

    8000-800 1945-1949 242 10 Disposal of Ships, 1945-1949

    8000-800 1950-1966 243 1 Disposal of Ships, 1950-1966

    8000-800 243 2 Disposal of Aircraft

    8000-800/19 243 3 Raiders and Blockade Runners

    8001 MERCHANT SHIPPING

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8001 Merchant Shipping 1 A-Z Memoranda, 1939-1960 244 1 Volume 1 extracts, clippings, notes, reports and lists

    8001 Merchant Shipping A-Z Notes, articles, 1938-1954 244 2 Volume 1 clippings, messages, correspondence; includes

    “Notes on Lectures on Merchant Navies” by Capt.

    Eric Brand 1944

    8001 Merchant Shipping A-Z Notes, articles, 1941-1964 244 3

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    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File Volume 2 clippings, messages and correspondence

    8001 Merchant Shipping A-Z Collection of reports 1942-1945 244 4 Volume 1 by Merchant seamen giving particulars of u-boat

    attacks on their ships

    8001 Merchant Shipping A-Z Collection of reports 1943-1945 244 5 Volume 2 by Merchant seamen giving particulars of u-boat

    attacks on their ships

    8001 Merchant Shipping A-F Correspondence, 1940-1965 245 1

    articles, papers, clippings, memoranda and notes

    8001 Merchant Shipping A-F Vol. 1 [SECRET] 1941 404 12 8001 Merchant Shipping G-M Correspondence, 1940-1967 245 2

    articles, papers, clippings, memoranda and notes

    8001 Merchant Shipping N-Z Correspondence, 1939-1973 245 3

    articles, papers, clippings, memoranda and notes

    8001 Merchant Shipping General Articles, 1939-1965 245 4 Volume 1 clippings, extracts, messages, notes and other

    documents

    8001 Merchant Shipping General Naval message 1952 245 5 Volume 2

    8001 Merchant Shipping General Photographs 1941-1942, 245 6

    n.d.

    8001 Merchant Shipping and Trade Draft n.d. 245 7

    narratives of “Post War Trade and Merchant

    Shipping”

    8001-800/10 Troop Convoys Articles, notes, clippings, 1940-1964 245 8 Volume 1 correspondence, messages and other documents;

    includes paper “Sea Transport Organization

    Halifax, Nova Scotia During the Second World

    War and Post War Period 1939-1947”

    8001-800/10 Troop Convoys A-Z Correspondence, notes, 1941-1963 246 1 Volume 2 extracts, naval messages and other documents

    [arranged in alphabetical order]

8020 ACQUISITION, PURCHASE AND OFFERS OF

    SHIPS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8020 Acquisition of Ships Memoranda, notes and 1935-1945 246 2

    correspondence; includes miscellaneous

    documents on financial procedures

    8020-147/25 1944-1945 246 3 Royal Navy (RN) Ships on Loan to Royal

    Canadian Navy (RCN) Naval messages

    8020-147/25 1943-1959 246 4 Royal Navy (RN) Ships on Loan to Royal

    Canadian Navy (RCN) Naval messages,

    memoranda and notes

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    8060 ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8060 Alterations and Additions Narrative n.d., 1960 246 5

    “Modernization of Armament and Equipment”, lists

    of various types of ships with descriptions of

    alterations done

    8100 ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8100-1 Anti-Submarine Weapons Narrative “ General 1958 246 6

    Requirements for the RCN/RCAF Anti-Submarine

    Weapons System”

    8150 CAMOUFLAGE AND PAINTING

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8150 Camouflage Research notes, report, clipping and 1941-1971 246 7

    correspondence; includes standard camouflage

    colour cards

    8180 COLLISIONS, GROUNDINGS AND MISHAPS WARSHIPS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8180-1 Collisions Reports re damage to shell plates on 1963 246 8

    HMCS Crescent

    8200 CONSTRUCTION OF SHIPS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8200 Construction of Ships General Lists, returns, 1944-1950 246 9

    notes, correspondence and other documents; includes

    file on revised flower class corvettes

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Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File

    8200 Construction of Ships General Vol. 1 Lists, 1942-1956 246 10

    notes, correspondence, articles and other documents

    8200 Construction of Ships General Vol. 2 Lists, 1952-1966 246 11

    notes, correspondence, articles and other documents

    8200 Construction of Ships General Chief of Naval 1957 247 1

    Technical Services’ book listing construction dates,

    launchings, commissionings and sponsors of new-

    construction HMC ships

    8200 Construction of Ships General Photographs n.d. 247 2

    8200 Construction of Ships New Construction Lists, 1939-1973 247 3

    memoranda, returns, and other documents; includes

    “Book of Profile Drawings and particulars of ships

    designed by German and Milne during the Second

    World War”

    8200 Construction of Ships Signals 1944-1945, 247 4

    1963

    8200 Construction of Ships Prior to 1939 Clippings, 1913-1955 247 5

    notes, articles, extracts and other documents

    8200 Construction of Ships 1939-1945 Notes, naval 1939-1945 247 6

    messages, correspondence, memoranda, and other

    documents

    8200 Construction of Ships 1939-1945 Vols. 1-2 1939-1958 247 7

    Lists, narratives, correspondence, notes and other

    documents

    8200 Construction of Ships 1950-1960 Clippings, 1952-1962 247 8

    press releases, correspondence, memoranda

    8200 Construction of Ships Documents re navy vessels 1943-1944 301A 1

    built in Canada Memoranda, naval messages and

    other documents

    8280 CONVOYS AND CONVOY ORGANIZATION

Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File

    8280 Sydney Files For series description and finding aid

    see pages 20-25.

    8280 Convoys and Convoy Organization For series

    description and finding aid see pages 26-48.

    8280 Convoys Naval Messages For series description

    and finding aid see pages 49-77.

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    8375 DISPOSITION AND ALLOCATION WARSHIPS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8375A 1944-1946 301A 4 Ships Operations Pub. 3001 & 3002 Monthly

    State of Allocation of Ships Copies of Operations

    Publications Nos. 3000, 3001 and 3002, detailing the

    monthly state and status of HMC ships.

    8375B 1944-1945 301A 5 Ships Ops. Pub. 3002 Monthly Statement of

    Ships Commissioned, Paid Off, Lost & 7Under/Or

    Reduced to C&M. Copies of monthly Operations

    Publications 3002.

    8375-3 Ships General Memoranda and copies of 1944-1945 301A 6 Vol. 1 Operations Publications Nos. 3000 and 3002.

    8375-3 Ships General Monthly operations memoranda 1945-1946 301A 7 Vols. 1-2 and Operations Publications Nos. 3000 and 3002.

    8375-4 RCN Ships on Loan to RN Naval messages, 1940-1945 301A 8

    correspondence, minutes of meeting, lists of ships on

    loan, and narrative describing operations involving

    RCN ships.

    8380 DRAWINGS AND SPECIFICATIONS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8380 Loop Information Folder, DL MK 1 Narrative 1962-1963 301A 9

    describing method for streaming DL MK 1 loop for

    minesweeping, specifications for manufacture of

    loop and diagram.

    8440-8441-H ESCORT GROUPS AND FORCES

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8440 Escort Groups and Forces For series description

    and finding aid see pages 78-80.

    8440-5 Belle Isle Force Naval message and operation 1943 306 20

    order

    8440-10 Clyde Escort Force Found empty n.d. 306 21 8440-13 Eastern Local Escort Force Operation order 1942 306 22 8440-15 Esquimalt Force Found empty n.d. 306 23 8440-20 Gaspe Force Naval messages, summary of war 1942-1960 306 24

    effort, and summary of trawlers built in Canadian

    ship yards (multiple copies)

    8440-30 Gulf Escort Force Naval messages 1942-1943 306 25 8440-40 Halifax Escort Force memoranda, notes, reports 1939-1945 306 26

    of proceedings, correspondence and narrative

    8440-50 Halifax Local Defence Force Naval messages 1941-1943 306 27

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    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8440-60 Mid-Ocean Escort Force Naval messages, 1941-1945 306 28

    memoranda, notes, reports of proceedings and

    correspondence

    8440-70 Newfoundland Escort Force Naval messages, 1941-1965 306 29

    memoranda, correspondence, narratives and other

    documents

    8440-80 Newfoundland Local Defence Force Naval 1943-1944 306 30

    messages

    8440-90 Northern Escort Force Found empty n.d. 306 31 8440-95 Prince Rupert Force Found empty n.d. 306 32 8440-100 Quebec Force Naval messages 1943-1944 306 33 8440-105 Saint John (N.B.) Force Found empty n.d. 306 34 8440-110 Shelburne Force Naval messages 1943-1944 306 35 8440-120 Sydney Force Naval messages 1941-1944 306 36 8440-130 Western Escort Force Naval messages, extracts, 1942-1945 308 3

    memoranda and copy of “Western Local Escort

    Force [Orders]”

    8440-140 Western Support Force Naval messages, extracts 1942-1943 308 4

    and memoranda

    8441-24 Commander Task Force 24 (CTF 24) Naval 1942-1943 308 5

    messages, correspondence and orders

    8441-26 Force-26 Naval messages, chart, narrative and 1944 308 6

    memoranda (reports of proceedings)

    8441-27 Force-27 Narrative, naval messages and 1944 308 7

    memorandum

    8441-28 Force-28 Narrative, naval message and extract 1944 308 8 8441-29 Force-29 Naval message n.d. 308 9 8441-32 Force-32 Naval messages 1944 308 10 8441-33 Force 33 Naval messages and information sheets 1944 308 11 8441-34 Force-34 Naval messages and information sheets 1944 308 12 8441-36 Force-36 Naval messages and information sheets 1945 308 13 8441-37 Force-37 Information sheets and extracts 1945 308 14 8441-38 Force-38 Naval message, extract and information 1945 308 15

    sheet

    8441-H Force-H Naval messages 1941 308 16

8660 MINELAYING

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8660 Minelaying Narratives, correspondence, naval 1929-1964 308 17

    messages, memoranda, article and other documents

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8670 MINESWEEPING

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8670 Minesweeping (General) Memoranda, articles, 1919-1964 308 18

    Volume 1 correspondence, extracts, clippings and other

    dpcuments

    8670 Minesweeping (General) Admiralty reports of 1942-1943 308 19

    Volume 2 minelaying sweeping and clearance (British [1 of 4] Commonwealth & Empire) Nos. 141-189

    8670 Minesweeping (General) Admiralty reports of 1943-1944 308 20

    Volume 2 minelaying sweeping and clearance (British

    [2 of 4] Commonwealth & Empire) Nos. 190-242

    8670 Minesweeping (General) Admiralty reports of 1944-1945 308 21

    Volume 2 minelaying sweeping and clearance (British [3 of 4] Commonwealth & Empire) Nos. 243-310

    8670 Minesweeping (General) “Minelaying n.d. 308 22

    Volume 2 Organisation in “Abdiel” Class Minelayers” and [4 of 4] “German Magnetic Mine Units”

    8670 Minesweeping (General) Report of Exercise 1948-1949 309 1

    Volume 3 “Curlew”, Experiments & Investigations in Mine

    detection & destruction by HMS LOCHINVAR,

    and Report of Mine Location and Recovery

    Operations by Vernon Mine Recovery Flotilla 1939-

    1945

    8670-Mine Clearance Articles, clippings, notes, naval 1920-1971 309 2

    440A messages and other documents

    8670-Mine Disposal Report, naval messages, citations, 1941-1963 309 3

    440B notes, clippings, transcripts of interviews and other

    documents

    8700 MOVEMENTS AND PROGRAMMES WARSHIPS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8700 Movements and Programmes Warships For

    series description and finding aid see pages 81-82.

    8700-300 RCN Ships in United Kingdom Naval messages, 1940-1945 309 5

    notes, lists, RCN Overseas weekly states, narrative

    and other documents

8780 REPAIRS AND REFITS

    Kardex # Title and Contents Dates Box File 8780 Repairs and Refits Transcript of interview, naval 1942-1945 309 6

    messages, memoranda, minutes of meeting of

    combined Canadian/UK/US Committee to examine

    repair problem, and other documents

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