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Davie – some visual mementos

The Davie logo.

Our holdings concerning the Davie yards are quite extensive, and, as always, there are always images that can be added to other research pages. We have therefore selected a few items that compliment our Davie yards history and links to more details.

The rather colourful logo shown here was in extensive use from 1958 to 1976.

Broomball trophy
The Broom Ball Trophy. NMA dsjones fonds.

The Broom Ball Trophy


This rather magificent trophy – a solid brass miniature steam whistle on a cedar base – may have been manufactured either by Davie engineers or on board HMCS Bonaventure. It is part of our Donald S. Jones collection; Cdr Jones served as Chief Engineer on the "Bonnie" before becoming the RCN engineer in charge of many Davie ship projects. The the total height is 16½ inches, and the base measures 12¼ by 5¾ inches.

Our records do not indicate whether Davie engineers or the crew of the "Bonnie" may have won the match...

Christmas card
Davie Christmas card. NMA dsjones fonds.

Christmas card

The Davie shipyards celebrated year end festivites. The one shown here probably dates to 1959. John Shepherd, whose signature appears on the card, became vice-president and general manager of Davieship in 1972.

Golfing - details. NMA dsjones fonds.


Last year (2023) Davie announced that "The DavieSpirit was on full display this Saturday at the 3rd edition of the Davie Golf Tournament! Thanks to all participants, volunteers, organizers and sponsors for making this a memorable event. See you next year!

We believe that they might have made a slight mistake with "third edition" – this image suggests that the tournament date back to at least 1962.

HMCS PROVIDER, during construction. NMA dsjones fonds.

HMCS Provider

HMCS Provider (AOR508)was built as Hull number 628 by Davie, laid down 21 June 1961, launched 5 July 1962 and commissioned 28 September 1963. She was withdrawn from service 24 June 1998 and scrapped a few years later. This photo shows her during construction.





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