HMCS TRENTONIAN landed wounded from the cablelayer HMTS MONARCH in Portsmouth on 13 June 1944. The two ships had been fired on by USS PLUNKETT during the night, with deadly consequences, The crew of TRENTONIAN gather around the gangway after the wounded have been moved ashore. There will be no shore leave and this will be as close to dry land as the men will get, for some time yet. You can see AB O’Brian, the ships mascot in the arms of one of the sailors next to the gangway.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Douglas Campbell, RCNVR. (RTL-DC036)
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.