This massive propeller, known in maritime circles as a screw, is from a Canadian World War Two Tribal-class destroyer. Two of these huge bronze alloy screws were capable of propelling these ships to over thirty-six knots as they went about their business protecting convoys and destroying U-boats as they ran the gauntlet that was the deadly North Atlantic.
Today these propellers can be seen outside the HMCS/CFB Cornwallis Military Museum in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. The museum is a treasure trove of mostly naval artifacts celebrating the history of HMCS Cornwallis, which was the basic training base for naval recruits throughout WW II and on until the 1990’s. It’s well worth a visit.
Sony A-900 – Sigma 24-70mm – f 2.8 – 70mm – ISO 200 – f16 – 1/125.