HMCS QUINTE, Bangor class minesweeper, had grounded on Horse Head Shoal on 30 Novemeber 1942. She quickly began to take on water and was beached near St. Peter’s, Cape Breton. Salvage operations on QUINTE were begun by the Foundation Maritime Ltd’s ship Foundation Aranmore.
She was re-floated ten days later and moved to the wall at St. Peter’s Canal to continue pumping operations
Unfortunately for QUINTE her ordeal was not yet over, she capsized in St. Peters Canal during salvage operations. QUINTE has the dubious distinction of being the only Royal Canadian Navy ship to sink twice in ten days. Discover the remarkable story of HMCS QUINTE in Warships of the Bay of Quinte.
Roger Litwiller Collection -Photo Courtesy Walter Gregory. (RTL-WG005)
This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.