Nootka cap ribbon. (Courtesy of Gary Pollock)

This is a cigarette card. Cigarettes were sold in the ship's canteen and because they were duty free, there was an allowance of one pack per day per man.  The cigarette card was the control mechanism.  Each time a purchase was made, one day of the month was marked off the card.  In the above example, the holder left the ship at the end of May thus retaining an unmarked card for June.  (Courtesy of Gary Pollock)

Front of Nootka's 1957 Christmas card. (Image provided by Gary Pollock)
Inside of Nootka's 1957 Christmas card. (Image provided by Gary Pollock)

Front of Nootka's 1958 Christmas card. (Image provided by Gary Pollock)

Inside of Nootka's 1958 Christmas card. (Image provided by Gary Pollock)

Can Anyone Identify This? It's a small ship's wheel, made of oak with brass steerage handles. There is a brass bell, made in England, which hangs in the centre of the wheel. On the bottom edge of the base is an oak ball on a handle to ring the bell.  The ring is that of a pitch fork rather than a bell.  On a small circular brass plate is the name HMCS Nootka.

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Nootka lighter. (Photo by Randy Jewers. e-mail: <randyjewers(at)> 

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Nootka metal badge.  (Photo by Randy Jewers. e-mail: <randyjewers(at)>

Nootka jacket patch. (Image courtesy Brad Lawrence)

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Whenever a sailor was drafted to a new ship, he was issued an orientation booklet. This is Nootka's booklet from 1946. Measures 4 in x 5.5 in.  (Images courtesy Brad Lawrence)

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Engineering Mechanic's badge. (Image courtesy Brad Lawrence) An example of a billeting card. (Image courtesy Brad Lawrence)

Nootka nameboard, badge and ship's bell. NOOTKA's bell is located at the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Holden, Alberta. (Photo by Bruce Walter)

This Nootka locket was given by Terry Walter to his wife. (Photo by Bruce Walter) 

This artifact is believed to be a stem for an astray. It's 3 1/2 " high x 1 7/8 " wide x 1/2" wide at the fluke of the anchor and has a threaded rod at the bottom. The Canadian legion had ashtrays made with a similar idea for the ashtray top. (Photo by Bruce Walter)

The key to the City of Baltimore was presented to Commander V.J. Murphy in 1963. (Photo by  Paul Swank)

Contributors and Credits:

1) Brad  Lawrence  <weeznerf(at)>
2) Bruce Walter <>
3) Paul Swank <pswank(at)>

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