CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum
CFB Esquimalt
Naval & Military Museum

& Projects


An evolving collection of articles about the Navy and Military on the West Coast of Canada, and the women and men who have contributed to these groups.
beginnings Individuals who have played an influential role in shaping Canada’s navy.
defending the coast
defending the coast A few of the initiatives taken to defend Canada’s West Coast.
local heroes
local heroes Individuals from Canada’s West Coast who displayed exceptional courage.
high achievers
high achievers Focusing on key Canadian naval pilots whose names and achievements seem seldom recognised and remembered.
ship histories
ship histories A look at some of the significant naval vessels associated with Canada’s West Coast.
characters Profiling some of the intriguing individuals whose lives and achievements are now part of the history of Canada's Navy.
controversies Some contentious issues that have challenged the Canada’s Navy and Military.
unsung women
unsung women A look at courageous women whose acts of valour have often been unrecognized.
paving the way
paving the way Articles focusing on women who led the way in establishing a role for women in Canada’s armed forces.
a sailor’s life
a sailor’s life A look at customs & traditions, current & past, within Canada’s Navy.
service matters
service matters Etiquette for officers, how to refer to a Canadian warship, and more...


Some of the efforts aimed at discovering, organizing, and managing information that will give more insight into Naval & Military history.
badge project
badge project This is an effort to find & identify all the badges worn by Canadian naval ships prior to official ship badges being introduced in 1948.
christening bell project
christening bell project This project’s goal is to locate & document the Christening Bells used to record the christening dates of children baptized aboard Canadian naval vessels.
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