The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
Publication:
The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), Oct 2006, p. 29-48


Description
Creator:
Pritchard, James, Author
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Articles
Description:
The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels built on Canada's Great Lakes during the Second World War. At its zenith, the shipbuilding industry of the city employed nearly five thousand workers. This wartime industry was unique in many respects. Only the minesweepers were built in Toronto, more than sixty per cent of them for the British Royal Navy. Toronto Shipbuilding Company was created during the war as a national corporation by the government of the Dominion. But it remains debatable if this form of business organization was suitable for the manufacture of ships.
Date of Publication:
Oct 2006
Date Of Event:
1940-1946
Subject(s):
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.6372177111448 Longitude: -79.3914091003418
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rights holder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Holder:
Canadian Nautical Research Society
Recommended Citation:
The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord, XVI No. 4, (October 2006), 29-48
Contact
Canadian Nautical Research Society
Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War
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Fifty-Six Minesweepers and the Toronto Shipbuilding Company during the Second World War


The shipbuilding industry in Toronto produced over one-third of the naval vessels built on Canada's Great Lakes during the Second World War. At its zenith, the shipbuilding industry of the city employed nearly five thousand workers. This wartime industry was unique in many respects. Only the minesweepers were built in Toronto, more than sixty per cent of them for the British Royal Navy. Toronto Shipbuilding Company was created during the war as a national corporation by the government of the Dominion. But it remains debatable if this form of business organization was suitable for the manufacture of ships.