STK-ID 4882

Royal Canadian Navy Training at Esquimalt (00/11/1939): various shipboard shots of bow of camera ship slicing water, of officers on bridge below camera position, of other ships accompanying camera ship. Sequence on sailors carrying out various tasks under the watchful eyes of instructors: Firing deck guns, firing dummy torpedoes, dropping depth charges, launching lifeboats, retrieving dummy torpedoes. Sequence on shore based training sailors drilling, practicing various routines. Cut to shipboard shot of bridge, Aldis lamps glowing during transmission of message. Cut back to Esquimalt base, men practicing loading a deck gun in a hangar, studying the innards of a torpedo as an instructor stands by. Two final shots of a destroyer moving slowly past the camera in the harbour.


Excerpt from
Canadian News - ASN
Esquimalt, Pacific Ocean
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio