The Seabound Coast: Official History of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1867-1939, Vol. I
by Gimblett, Richard H., William Johnson & William Rawling
From its creation in 1910, the Royal Canadian Navy was marked by political debate over the country’s need for a naval service. The Seabound Coast, Volume I of a three-volume official history of the RCN, traces the story of the navy’s first three decades, from its beginnings as Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s “tinpot” navy of two obsolescent British cruisers to the force of six modern destroyers and four minesweepers with which it began the Second World War. The previously published Volume II of this history, Part 1, “No Higher Purpose”, and Part 2, “A Blue Water Navy”, has already told the story of the RCN during the 1939–1945 conflict. Based on extensive archival research.