Exceptional photo of the size difference between a corvette and a battleship. Bruce Keir wrote on this photo “HMS PINK, Cardiff, October 1944. PINK was a Flower class corvette damaged by a torpedo from U988 on 27 June 1944 and was declared a total loss. The charring from the fire is clearly visible on her hull. This picture demonstrates the size of the corvettes, on the dock beside PINK is a replacement gun barrel for the battleship HMS RODNEY. Further perspective can be seen by the TRENTONIAN crew member sitting behind the crates and beside the massive gun barrel.
Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy of Tom Farrell, RCNVR. (RTL-TF040)
This photo and collection have been gathered from the crew of HMCS TRENTONIAN and have been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, White Ensign Flying, The Story of HMCS TRENTONIAN, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2014.