Fonds L791, L827, L863, L2135 - Ernie S. Cassels Fonds

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Ernie S. Cassels Fonds

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CA MMBC L791, L827, L863, L2135

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  • 1958-1959 (Creation)

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2 v. -- 3.25 cm of textual records.

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Cassels, Lieutenant Commander Ernie S.

Biographical history

Ernie Cassels had a merchant navy background and served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve from 1940 to 1945. He re-entered the Royal Canadian Navy in 1950 as a Lieutenant Commander and served until 1960. He commanded the minesweepers HMCS Brockville and HMCS Winnipeg when this ship was brought out of reserve for transfer to the Belgian Navy.

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Fonds consists of:
Lists of instructions to yachts that have been invited to attend the B.C. Centenary Naval Review as well as ship lists, maps, and the program of events,
a programme for the transfer of HMCS Winnipeg to Belgium and the commissioning of the Belgian naval ship AF Dufour, 7 August 1959,
CNS log books from SS Commodore consisting of inventory of stores records and temporary loan cards, dating to 1958,
and, assorted gunnery plans/arrangements.

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Donated by E.S. Cassels in several instalments during the 1950s.


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  • English

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MMBC off-site storage

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All requests for use must be made through the MMBC Research Request program ( Please note that fees may apply.

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RAD, July 2008 version, Canadian Council of Archives


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21 February 2018

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