Research – Navies and naval matters

Guide to Sources for Research into the Royal Canadian Navy

Conference Proceedings & Essay Collections

A. The Maritime Command (MARCOM) / Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Historical Conferences – an occasional series of conferences sponsored directly by the Canadian Navy.

 

customs and traditions

RCN in Retrospect, 1910-1968 : James A. Boutilier (ed) (UBC Press, 1982)

The first MARCOM conference, held at Royal Roads Military College in 1980.

 

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RCN in Transition, 1910-1985 : W.A.B. Douglas (ed) (UBC Press, 1988)

The second MARCOM conference, held at Royal Roads Military College in 1985.

 

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Maritime Warfare Bulletin, Special Historical Edition, Maritime Command Historical Conference 1990: Canada's Navy – Continuity or Change? : Capt G.J. Hof (ed) (CFMWC, 1990)

The third MARCOM conference, held at the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (CFB Halifax) in 1990. Being a small number of papers, not published by a commercial or academic press.

 

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A Nation's Navy: In Quest of Canadian Naval Identity : Michael L. Hadley, Rob Huebert & Fred Crickard (eds) (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996)

The fourth MARCOM conference, held at the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (CFB Halifax) in 1993. A select number of papers subjected to peer review were published in this volume; the remainder in a Special Edition of the Maritime Warfare Bulletin 94/1 (see citation next section below).

 

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Canada's Pacific Naval Presence: Purposeful or Peripheral : Peter T. Haydon and Ann L. Griffiths (eds) (Dalhousie CFPS, 1999)

The fifth MARCOM conference, held in the CFB Esquimalt Wardroom in 1997.

 

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The Admirals: Canada's Senior Naval Leadership in the Twentieth Century : Michael Whitby, Richard H. Gimblett and Peter Haydon (eds) (Dundurn Press, 2006)

The sixth MARCOM conference, held at the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (CFB Halifax) in 2002.

 

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People, Policy and Programmes : Richard H. Gimblett and Richard O. Mayne (eds) (Canadian Naval Heritage Press: Ottawa, 2008)

The seventh MARCOM conference, held at the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (CFB Halifax) in 2005. Being a small number of papers, not published by a commercial press.

 

The eighth MARCOM conference was hosted in conjunction with the Canadian Nautical Research Society, and held in Quebec City in 2008 marking the quadricentenary of the founding of that city, along with the history of the Naval Reserve in Canada (headquartered there as well). No separate volume was produced, other than Citizen Sailors / Le marin-citoyen commemorative history cited above. Many of the other papers appeared in various numbers of The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (published by the Canadian Nautical Research Society).

 

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From Empire to In(ter)dependence: The Canadian Navy and the Commonwealth Experience, 1910-2010 : Richard H. Gimblett (ed), The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord XXIV: 3 & 4 (2014)

The ninth MARCOM conference, held at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, in 2005. Co-published with Canadian Military History 23: 3 & 4.

 

B. Other Conferences and Essay Collections.

 

gunboat diplomacy griffiths

Canadian Gunboat Diplomacy: The Canadian Navy and Foreign Policy : Ann L. Griffiths, Peter T. Haydon and Richard H. Gimblett (eds) (Dalhousie CFPS, 2000)

 

charting northern waters

Charting Northern Waters: Essays in Celebration of the Centenary of the Canadian Hydrographic Service : William Glover (ed) (McGill-Queen’s Press, 2004)

 

Maritime Warfare Bulletin 1985

Maritime Warfare Bulletin, Commemorative Edition, 1985 [Navy 75th Anniversary] : Capt G. McKay (ed) (CFMWS, 1985)

 

Maritime Warfare Bulletin, 40th Anniversary Edition [1990] : Capt G.J. Hof (ed) (CFMWC, 1991)

 

Maritime Warfare Bulletin 94/1 / Historical Edition : Capt P.D. Burrell (ed) (CFMWC, 1994)

 

Sic Itur Ad Astra

Sic Itur Ad Astra (Canadian Aerospace Power Studies), Volume 5: Wings of the Fleet, 50 Years of the Canadian Sea King : Maj W.A. March (ed) (CFAWC, 2015). The Canadian Government's publication data is available here.