Join Roger at the Mariners Park Museum in Prince Edward County for a talk on the Royal Canadian Navy ships named for the Bay of Quinte Region on 16 July 2017 at 11 am. Roger will focus on HMCS HALLOWELL, a frigate named for Prince Edward County, served extensively during WWII and later in the […]
HMCS NAPANEE creates a giant wave as she is launched at Kingston Shipbuilders on 31 August 1940. She is the first corvette built at Kingston for the war effort. As soon as she was clear, the keel of the second corvette, HMCS PRESCOTT was laid. Marking the first time in Canadian history that a ship […]
Hull of HMCS NAPANEE, dressed and ready to be launched on 31 August 1940 at Kingston Shipbuilding Yards. The raised platform at her bow is for the dignitaries and Christening ceremony. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Hank Winsor. (RTL-HW007) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, Warships Of The Bay Of […]
HMCS NAPANEE still retains her mine sweeping gear, after having her foc’s’cle extended in 1943, she has been painted in the Western Isles camouflage scheme. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Robert F.D. Hall. (RTL-RH002) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing […]
HMCS NAPANEE now completed, leaving Kingston on 12 May 1941. Her completion and commissioning was delayed until spring, after grounding in the St. Lawrence River on 30 November 1940, requiring the corvette to return to Kingston Shipyards for repairs. NAPANEE was to be the first corvette commissioned into the RCN, because of the delay in […]
Dr. Duane R. Hall, MD, Mayor of the Town of Napanee on board the flower class corvette HMCS NAPANEE during her commissioning at the Kingston Shipyards on 12 May 1941. Roger Litwiller collection, courtesy Robert F.D. Hall. (RTL-RH005) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, Warships Of The Bay Of […]
The 4 inch gun of HMCS NAPANEE depicting the gunshield art created by her crew of an Indian Chief chewing a U-Boat. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Robert F.D. Hall. (RTL-RH003) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller in his book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.
HMCS NAPANEE almost complete, is undergoing sea trials at Kingston Shipbuilding yards in Kingston, Ontario in March 1941. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy of Hank Winsor. (RTL-HW005) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller in his book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.
Tune into Northumberland Radio 89.7 on Sunday September 20 at 1 pm for Roger Litwiller’s interview on the radio show, Words On The Hills. This is a wonderful weekly program with hosts Felicity Sidnell and Gwynn Scheltema with local authors from the Northumberland area of Ontario. Roger will be discussing the stories he has gathered […]
On 20 November 2012, Roger was invited to be the guest speaker at the Hastings County Historical Society. Over 100 members and guests attended Roger’s talk on his book Warships of the Bay of Quinte and a presentation on his next book White Ensign Flying. Roger also discussed the importance of passing our history on to […]