Several sailors from HMCS TRENTONIAN, including a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, take a break during boiler cleaning in Milford Haven, late August 1944. The ship is secured to the wall at the fish processing dock, a fishing boat is just ahead of the ship.
The fish was unloaded from the boats, heads, tails and guts were removed on the dock and the fillets sent inside for processing. At the end of the day, all the fish scraps were shoveled into the water alongside the wall. With the summer heat, it didn’t take long for every space in TRENTONIAN to be infused with the odour of rotting fish. The Canadian corvette was alongside the fish plant for ten days, after this, seafood was never again served in TRENTONIAN.
Pictured: Harry Dye (Summerside, PEI) Edmund Poulin (Ottawa, ON) John McKay (Terrebonne. PQ), Henry Clark (King, ON), and John Founier (Windsor, ON)
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.