WOW for each
PURCHASE on this page you will receive a gift!!!
It will be a nice gift and it will be free
so not to worry about what it might be and we won't tell you what it is. And the
higher the cost of your purchase the nicer the free gift will be! So
now lets look at the items for sale. I hope that you see something that you
like. Most of the items are one of a kind so when you buy them you are the one
that has them! This offer applies to this page only. Have fun!!
We sell collectable crests from our ships most of which are
decades old and represent very real navy history! We also sell
collectable books which were issued to our sailors some of them pre
I served in
our Navy as a ship's Officer and if you
have suggestions or would like to discuss any of the items here please
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I started this page for two purposes first to support our Naval
history because I think it is very important to have a Navy when we
have the world's longest coastline and secondly to generate enough revenue to cover our costs.
And thirdly because I really enjoy Naval artifacts!
We have a very good collection of
original ship's crests and manuals and books issued to Royal Canadian
Navy, Royal Navy and United States Navy personnel. Most of these
artifacts are one of a kind and once sold it may be impossible for us
to acquire another one. Also if you wish to acquire several of
the artifacts or even our entire collection just email me
and we can
discuss the details.
I appreciate your support because
without it we would be unable to cover the costs and time required to maintain
the site. When you look at the collectable items here you will also
see a lot of useful information that will give you an insight into how
our Sailors served and what our Navy
accomplished. The Canadian Navy used mostly British
Admiralty publications and the American Navy generated their own. If
you love boats and ships you can learn a lot from these classic Navy
Welcome to our website and lets
start off with some very classic marine whistles made in England that
Naval ships have been using for over 100 years!
BOATSWAIN'S PIPES -MADE IN
In our inventory we have a very
small number of Boatswain's Pipes made in England by ACME Whistles.
They have been making them since the mid 19th century and supplying
the Royal Navy with them since 1868. These are high quality whistles
and yes while you can purchase cheap ones from China they just aren't
the same. They would be an excellent gift, an addition to any yacht, a
collectable for anyone that loves the sea and ships. The instructions
give directions on how to blow 8 different signals including
"Pipe Down" and "Piping the Side" etc.
The cost of shipping and handling is included in the
price. $53.00 USD We only have 4 left in stock so it is first come
Our ship's crests were made from
various materials often on our ships including plaster, resin and
aluminum. The Aluminum sometimes came from beer cans that were melted
down on the ship! Often a local shop in Victoria or Halifax would
produce the crests for sale to ship's canteens. The crests were
usually mounted on solid mahogany wood plaques although as time
marched on and mahogany got more expensive some plaques were made from
man made material. The crests were all hand painted and it was easy to
see which ones were painted on a ship which is in constant motion!
Sailors would wear a small embroidered crest of their ship on their
working uniforms and you could tell at a glance which ship they were
from. You will notice that nearly all the crests have a standard
design with the crown at the top and a maple leaf on the bottom. Today
you can also purchase a computer generated ship's crest on a plastic
surface but we do not consider them to be collectables. They look
great however we are here to supply actual crests made many years ago
and representing our Naval history.
HMCS ONTARIO SHIP'S CREST
Here are the crests available today
hope you enjoy them!
(We are listing them here
and we are working on page for each book giving you more details. Over
time links will appear but we thought listing the books first is the best
way of getting the information to you!) The content of these books is
absolutely exceptional and they show how marine knowledge was shared prior
to computers. By simply picking up a book and finding a comfortable place
to read it you could establish an expert level of knowledge on topics like
seamanship, navigation, ship handling, engineering, emergency procedures
etc etc. As a retired Naval Officer I encountered books like these and
computers and I must stay that the books were superior. If you are
interested in any of these books just let me know and I will construct the
detail page for that book so that you can better understand it's content
and condition. You can e-mail here at email@example.com
Here is a picture of me
when I was young and skinny and had no grey hair! This is why I have a
website to help support our Navy history. When you take your ship to sea
there is great adventure and excitement. When you are on a warship in
the cold war things sometimes got a bit tense. But it sure was fun! And
seeing the Canadian flag on the stern was a great source of pride. The
crew worked as a team to solve any problem from rough seas to breakdowns
to exercises and operational cruises with a full war load of ammo.
Canada has the longest coastline in the world and we need a strong Navy
which ships and crew to do the job. But in the last 12 years not one
replacement Navy ship has been launched and we now have a Navy with no
supply ships and half the ships they had are no longer operational.
And here is one more
point about seamanship. I learned a lot about that in the Royal
Canadian Navy. When I wrote my Canadian Boater's card test I got 100% on
the exam. But I can tell you that if you study say Vol II of the
Admiralty Manual of Seamanship you will learn more about seamanship than
any study for our Boater's card. The card is a good idea but the
standards and information required to be a good sailor in our Navy are
much much higher. I suggest to any person considering operating
vessels of any size on rivers, lakes and oceans to also consider
reviewing the information on naval seamanship that has developed over
hundreds of years.
One of my favorite songs is the
Bryan Adams Ric A Dam Doo song sang by the wives of Canada's PPCLI and
it gives you an insight into the Canadian Military. Watch
the video here. Thanks Bryan!