B.C Maritime Museum commemorates submarine centenary

Canada’s submarine service was born in Esquimalt on Aug. 5, 1914

Canada’s submarine service was born in Esquimalt on Aug. 5, 1914 when the First World War broke out.

To commemorate the event, the Maritime Museum of B.C. presents a lecture and book signing by Julie H. Ferguson, one of the country’s most respected authorities on Canadian submarine history.

The event is Sunday (Aug. 3) at 2 p.m. at the museum.

“It is important we recognize not only the contribution of the submarine service, but also the personal stories and accounts,” said Jon Irwin, the museum’s executive director.

“For a century, Victoria has taken pride in being the birthplace of a force so spirited and vital to our country.”

Admission is by donation. For more information about the event, please go online to mmbc.bc.ca.