Salvage operations on HMCS QUINTE were begun by the Foundation Maritime Ltd’s ship Foundation Aranmore in November 1942, Cape Breton.
QUINTE had grounded on Horse Head Shoal and was beached near St. Peter’s, Cape Breton. She was re-floated ten days later and moved to the wall at St. Peter’s Canal to continue pumping operations.
The next day she suddenly took an unexpected list and sank in the canal. Giving QUINTE the dubious distinction of being the only ship in the RCN to have sunk twice in ten days.
Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Walter Gregory. (RTL-WG003)
Discover this incredible story in Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.