Quebec is hit by a early winter storm, blanketing HMCS TRENTONIAN in snow in December 1943. Newly constructed in Kingston the corvette is making her way to Halifax. Due to a construction problem, it is as cold in the ship as it is outside and TRENTONIAN’s ship’s company threaten to walk off the ship when icicles began to form on the deck heads in the messes. On inspection of the ventilation system, it was discovered the fans had been installed backwards and were sucking the frigid winter air into the living spaces for the men.
The problem was quickly remedied and TRENTONIAN became warm and comfortable for the men living in her.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Jack Harold, RCNVR. (RTL-JH052)