Exceptional photo of St. John`s Harbour in Newfoundland in 1943. With the war, activity in the port reflects the huge importance of this harbour to the war effort. Crowded with merchant ships and escorts, two minesweepers are in the foreground and several corvettes are secured astern. On the opposite side of the narrow harbour are destroyers and frigates. In the background is the primary purpose of these escorts, with a fleet of merchants ships waiting orders to join the next convoy, enter drydock for repairs to battle damage or unload their cargo. Photo taken from HMCS WASAGA.
Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Ross Milligan, RCNR. (RTL-REM160)