Boxing Match, HMCS Niobe
On a calm day at sea, HMCS Niobe's complement assembles to watch a boxing match.
Boxing matches were one of the pastimes which helped occupy off-duty sailors. This photograph also shows Niobe's quarterdeck, which extended from the aft bridge to the stern of the ship. As one of the few large, open spaces on board, the quarterdeck was often used for activities involving large groups, including formal ceremonies such as religious services. In the foreground, two of Niobe's quick-firing 6-inch guns and their ammunition hoists can be seen.
George Metcalf Archival Collection