The fonds consists of Turner's correspondence files as surveyor, including correspondence with the Department of Transport, Registrars of Shipping and others concerning surveying and tonnage specifications. Fonds includes correspondence and plans with Yarrows Ltd., plans by Raymond H. Richards, Naval Architect, and plans of the oil fuel float for the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. Photographs are general views of salvage of tugs and salvage operations. Painting is of the tug Sudbury II.Turner, Norman
The collection consists of ship's plans predominantly of vessels on the West Coast of Canada, including ships constructed and repaired at shipyards of Yarrows Limited (Esquimalt, B.C.) and the Victoria Machinery Depot. Many of the plans were received from these two firms. The collection includes plans of Canadian Pacific Princess and Empress ships.