Merchant Marine Transformation

Tried, Tested, and Transformed (1914-1929)

Introduction

Hello! My name is Warren. During the Great War, I was a merchant marine, meaning that I was responsible for transporting troops and cargo from place to place. Throughout the war, many things had changed and transformed. On this page, I will show you the information and artifacts that I collected during the war, post-war, and after the war in the 1920s.

TRIED (1914-1918)

Before the Great War, Canada had a small but informal merchant navy, called the Royal Canadian Navy. Because ship construction was a tedious process, merchant ships had to be converted into naval ships, or the government had to purchase naval ships from Britain.


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TESTED (1919-1924)

Post-war, many things had started to change in Canada. Prohibition of alcohol was present, and many merchant marines were involved, including myself. And just when I thought the war was over!


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TRANSFORMED (1925-1929)

During the mid to late 1920's, merchant marines returned to their average life, similar to a military soldier. As Canada entered the end of the decade, the "Jazz Age" had begun and culture had started to change.


Click here to see more information and artifacts that I collected in the mid to late 1920's, after the war.

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