HMCS TRENTONIAN joined the East Coast fishing fleet, when her Commanding Officer, Lt. Bill Harrison orders a single depth charge dropped from the corvette, while off the Grand Banks in March 1944.
TRENTONIAN’s whaler was then lowered and the boat crew picked up this incredible bounty from the sea. Once on the corvette’s deck, the fish were gutted and cleaned and passed on to the ship’s cooks, who already had started prepping for a seafood dinner.
Many of the veterans from this Canadian corvette, described this seafood food feast as one of the best meals to be served in TRENTONIAN.
Fishing by depth charge may be unconventional, but was very successful.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR, photo courtesy Douglas Campbell, RCNVR. (RTL-DC054)
This photo and collection have been gathered from the crew of HMCS TRENTONIAN and have been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, White Ensign Flying, The Story of HMCS TRENTONIAN, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2014.
This photo was published on the cover of ACTION STATIONS Magazine, Summer 2015, Volume 34, Issue 2.