Julie H. Ferguson

Capt (N) Luc Cassivi, former director, Submarine Force, with the author, April 2014

Julie H. Ferguson has been studying and writing about the Canadian Submarine Service for thirty-five years. Her interest in it began when, as a naval reserve officer, she visited HMCS/M Okanagan and her crew in 1979. Through a Canadian Periscope in its first edition (Dundurn 1995) was her first book of twenty-six, four of which are about Canadian history.


Julie's naval articles have appeared in Legion magazine, Sea Power, Sentinel, Vanguard, USNI Proceedings, and Resolution, and she has contributed to many websites, as well as CBC's book From the West Coast to the Western Front: British Columbians and the Great War, out in September 2014. Her second submarine book, Deeply Canadian was released on December 2, 2000 to coincide with the commissioning of HMCS Victoria to which she was invited  and is now in its second edition.


Not only is Julie a successful author, she is an accomplished professional speaker, a freelance writer and photographer. She currently writes for WARSHIPS IFR on their history page. Julie also runs Beacon Literary Services for writers seeking publication. For more details, please visit www.beaconlit.com.


Julie's late husband, James was a former CO of HMCS Okanagan. She now lives in Penticton, BC.


IMAGE: The author with the then Capt(N) Luc Cassivi, Director of the Canadian Submarine Force