HMS NABOB taken from HMS PUNCHER at Vancouver while both escort carriers were completing in February 1943. PUNCHER (foreground) is in the builders hands, just starting conversion to RN standards, while NABOB is undergoing acceptance trials. Both escort aircraft carriers are manned by Royal Canadian Navy ship’s company’s and are considered to be the RCN’s first aircraft carriers.
Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Howard Abbott, RCNVR. (RTL-HA087)