HMCS NAPANEE creates a giant wave as she is launched at Kingston Shipbuilders on 31 August 1940. She is the first corvette built at Kingston for the war effort. As soon as she was clear, the keel of the second corvette, HMCS PRESCOTT was laid. Marking the first time in Canadian history that a ship was launched and a new ship started construction in the same day by a shipyard. In total Kingston Shipbuilding would build twelve corvettes and two Anti-Submarine trawlers during WWII.
Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Hank Winsor. (RTL-HW008)
This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.