HMCS TRENTONIAN takes in tow these two drifting fuel barges while in the English Channel on 5 August 1944. The drifting barges posed a serious collision threat to navigation. What should have been a simple evolution became extremely dangerous as TRENTONIAN and the barges drifted into a mine field. Fortunately the corvette and barges were able to clear the minefield without mishap, several of the crew did report seeing mines floating alongside the ships hull.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Bruce Keir, RCNVR. (RTL-BK176)
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.