On 19 October 1944, HMCS TRENTONIAN was escorting two Mulberry caissons and their respective tugs, to Normandy. Towing of Phoenix 194 but had to be suspended when it was realized that the caisson was filling with water. She had a developed a large hole in the concrete and was now sinking. TRENTONIAN’s boats crew is in the ship’s whaler, ready to take off the remaining crew of Phoenix 194.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Bruce Keir, RCNVR. (RTL-BK173)
This photo and collection have been gathered from the crew of HMCS TRENTONIAN and have been used by Roger Litwiller in his books, White Ensign Flying, The Story of HMCS TRENTONIAN (2014) and Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte (2011). Both books published by Dundurn Publishing.