Fighting to save their ship, HMCS SAGUENAY’s (I) ship’s company have moved to the bow of the destroyer, with her stern gone and after deck completely awash. The ship was cut in two following a collision with the Panamanian freighter Azra, setting off several of the destroyers depth charges. The collision occurred on 15 November 1942, south of Cape Race, while SAGUENAY was escorting convoy WB13 from St. John’s, NF to Sydney, NS. Azra was extensively damaged and sank, following the collision.
Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Ross Milligan, RCNR. (RTL-REM062)