Objects and Photographs

Small Weapons, Tools, and Models

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CGS Canada Model
Rescuing Survivors

Three merchant mariners from the MV (motor vessel) Panama come alongside the Canadian frigate HMCS Longueuil during an April 1945 rescue.

All three stand in their wooden raft as they prepare to board the frigate, and one of them (right) has a bandaged head. An engine breakdown and shifting ballast sank the Panama on 11 April. Only five of the ship's 50 crew survived to be rescued by Longueuil 18 days later. Even with the assistance of a lifeboat or life raft and the supplies it might carry, exposure to the elements rapidly took its toll on survivors.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19930068-007

CGS Canada Model
Rifle, MK I* Lee-Enfield
Model, HMCS Niobe
Gatling Gun, HMCS Bayfield II
Model, U-27
Cutlass, 1900 Pattern
Ross Rifle Mk III with Bayonet
Model, Felixstowe F2A
Cargo Ship Half Hull Model, Canadian Vickers
Anchored Naval Mine Model
Model, HMCS Skeena
Sword of Honour, Robert Montague Powell
Model, HMCS Venture
Diving Knife
Foot-Powered Dental Drill
Colt Revolver
Cut-Out Allied Naval Units
HMCS Chambly Model
Model, HMCS Swansea
U-190 Model
.5-inch Vickers Mk III Heavy Machine-gun
Lee-Enfield Line-throwing Rifle
Jig-Saw Puzzle, "Canadian Warship Captures First Italian Prize"