Fonds AM581 - Captain Barney Leitch Johnson fonds

Captain Barney Leitch Johnson Westward Ho winning ladies race Captain Barney L. Johnson Capt. B.L. Johnson, Mrs. Jack Radford, and Chief Drysdale on the S.S. Prince Rupert Lanark Two men on the bow of a submarine Lieutenant-Commander B.L. Johnson Royal Navy Reserve Trial trip on M.S. Nora June K and L class alongside parent ship the H.M.S. Cyclops Officers aboard the HM submarine depot ship, HMS Alecto stationed at Yarmouth Capt. B.L. Johnson and Capt. B.D.L. Johnson Officers and crew H.M.C. submarine CC2 at Esquimalt, B.C. CC2 in English Bay Capt. B.L. Johnson standing at back of brick building Barney Leitch Johnson Tank S.S. Vancolite Submarine H8 with new admiralty bow fitted Submarine H15 at Grassy Bay, Bermuda S.S. Anyox in snow bank Reception on arrival of first G.P.T. boat, Prince Rupert The Captain on his job : S.S. Prince Rupert Ship's Company : H.M.C.S. Preserver Mrs. Flora Johnson aboard a ship Mrs. Flora Johnson Mrs. Flora Johnson standing on a pier Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Johnson aboard a ship Bernard Dodds Leitch Johnson Dodds with Tweed at Buccaneer Bay Dodds with toy sailboat in San Diego Louise Edwards and Mrs. Grant with Drysdale and Dodds Cove at Welcome Pass Boathouse at Welcome Pass Sailing

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Captain Barney Leitch Johnson fonds

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  • 0.1 m of textual records
  • ca. 50 photographs

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Captain Bernard "Barney" Leitch Johnson came to Vancouver from England in 1898. On January 4, 1904, he married Florence "Flora" MacDonald Grant and had a son, Bernard Dodds Leitch, in November of that same year. Johnson worked as a Captain for the Union Steamship Co., bringing the SS Prince Rupert from England to Vancouver in 1910. He commanded this ship on B.C. coast runs until 1913. He then worked as a coast pilot. After serving in World War I as a Naval Captain aboard submarines, including the ones purchased by the B.C. Government, he returned to take up a position as Superintendent of Pilotage. In 1920, he organized Johnson Walton Steamships Limited and then Westward Shipping. Johnson became a widower in 1924. He later remarried on December 10, 1937 to Ellen Weaver Hart. In 1938, he was appointed an Advisor to the National Defense Department. He also acted on the Japanese Fishing Vessel Disposal Commission. After his service in World War II, he returned to Vancouver and continued his business operations. He also served as Commodore for the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

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The fonds consists of logbooks, 1910, 1918; towage rates book, 1930; address books for miscellaneous notes, 1910-1930; photographs; memorabilia; clipping and memoirs.

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 582.

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