Great detail has been recorded of the Royal Canadian Navy’s ships during the Second World War, including the Battle of the Atlantic, Operations in the Arctic, Mediterranean and many other ocean battlefronts. Sadly very little has been written about what happened to our ships after VE Day? Recently I have received a large collection of […]
HMCS HURON (I) dropping depth charges during WWII. Unknown date/place. Roger Litwiller Collection, Lynford Bourne, RCNVR photo, courtesy Battle of Atlantic Place. (RTL-LRB006)
Catalina patrol aircraft dropping depth charges astern of HMCS ARVIDA on 16 September 1943, possibly while escorting HX256 in the North Atlantic. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Howard Abbott, RCNVR.
A sailor from HMCS MAYFLOWER beside the port side waist Depth Charge Throwers. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Ralph O’Brien, RCNVR. (RTL -ROB016)
Stern photo of HMCS MORDEN, K 170 at Lunenburg, NS. in June 1943, showing her stern depth charge and mine-sweeping arrangement. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Raymond Leslie Ried, RCNVR. (RTL-RLR005)
The crew of HMCS TRENTONIAN practices a depth charge attack, as the ocean behind their corvette explodes, off Bermuda in February 1944. Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Jack Harold, RCNVR. (RTL-DC058) This photo and collection have been gathered from the crew of HMCS TRENTONIAN and have been used by Roger Litwiller […]
HMCS TRENTONIAN joined the East Coast fishing fleet, when her Commanding Officer, Lt. Bill Harrison orders a single depth charge dropped from the corvette, while off the Grand Banks in March 1944. TRENTONIAN’s whaler was then lowered and the boat crew picked up this incredible bounty from the sea. Once on the corvette’s deck, the fish […]
HMCS MAYFLOWER dropping a depth charge. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Ralph O’Brien, RCNVR. (RTL -ROB009)