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HMCS Niobe illuminated for Coronation Day 1911. Photo courtesy of Greg Gallant.
In my recent posting on the first official Canadian naval visit to Charlottetown I noted that HMCS Niobe was in the harbour for Coronation Day 1911. When I wrote that post I was surprised that there seemed to be no photos of the ship while in Charlottetown harbour as it was a major event in the harbour history.
Joseph Edward McInnis. First PEI recruit to join the crew of the Niobe. Photo courtesy of Greg Gallant.
Several readers have responded to fill the void. Greg Gallant, a collector of PEI militaria, generously loaned me two albums of material on the Niobe. He had a relative who was a member of the Niobe’s crew and who went on to other naval involvement. Greg has identified a number of other Islanders who were on the ship including…
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