Through a Canadian Periscope - Dundurn

Through a Canadian Periscope

The Story of the Canadian Submarine Service

Published March 2014


A comprehensive history of Canada’s submarine service and the people who have served in it.

Through a Canadian Periscope’s second edition celebrates the story of the Canadian submarine service on the occasion of its centenary in 2014.

Created in 1914, at the beginning of World War I, Canada’s submarine force has overcome repeated attempts to sink it since then. Surprise, controversy, political expediency, and naval manipulation flow through its one hundred-year history. Heroes and eccentrics, and ordinary people populate its remarkable story, epitomizing the true essence of the service.

Fully updated and with new and restored images, Through a Canadian Periscope offers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of the Canadian submarine service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the World War I, through its uncertain future in the 1990s, to the present day.

This vivid account celebrates the individuals who dedicated themselves to the Canadian submarine service and in some instances lost their lives in submarines.



Julie H. Ferguson

Julie H. Ferguson, a successful author and speaker, has been writing about the Canadian submarine service since 1984. Julie's submarine articles have appeared in Legion magazine, Sea Power, USNI Proceedings, and elsewhere; her second submarine book, Deeply Canadian: New Submarines for a New Millennium, was published in 2000.

Rear Admiral Dan MacNeil

RAdm. Daniel G. McNeil, RCN, CMM, CD2. (Ret), Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic, 2004–2006

Vice-Admiral Peter W. Cairns

Vice-Admiral Peter W. Cairns, CMM, CD. (Ret.), Commander, Maritime Command, 1992–1994

Book Details

March 2014
6x9 in
424 pp
March 2014
424 pp
March 2014
424 pp