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 […]
HMCS QUINTE (II), Bay class minesweeper, commissioned on 15 October 1954. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy RCSCC QUINTE. (RTL-BB003) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller in his book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.
Sea Cadets with members of HMCS QUINTE’s crew in Cape Breton. Roger Litwiller Collection, Photo courtesy Walter Gregory. (RTL-WG006)
HMCS ESQUIMALT, Bangor class minesweeper, was torpedoed by U190 off Halifax on 16 April 1945. Forty-four sailors of her ship’s company of seventy-one were killed when she was lost. Late in the day of 15 April, ESQUIMALT left Halifax to perform and anti-submarine sweep of the approaches to the harbour in advance of a convoy […]
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH -Bangor class minesweeper, was sunk by two torpedoes fired by U-878 in the Bay of Biscay on 17 March 1945. Of the ninety-two sailors in her ship’s company , fifty-one were killed. GUYSBOROUGH was returning to the UK after a refit at Lunenburg, NS, sailing alone the minesweeper was off the coast of Ushant, […]
Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes, Convoy Escorts, Minesweepers and Armed Yachts. Click on camera icon for photo of ship. Contact me to add your photos firstname.lastname@example.org F Ships Name Type Class Remarks F56 PRINCE ROBERT Anti-Aircraft Ship Prince Ex-CNR passenger ship Prince Robert, taken over by RCN as an Armed Merchant Cruiser F70 PRINCE HENRY Landing Ship […]
HMCS FUNDY, Fundy class minesweeper, nearing completion at the builders at Collingwood, Ontario in August 1938. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Hank Winsor. (RTL-HW001)
H.M.C.S. QUINTE, partially submerged in St. Peter’s Bay, Cape Breton, after striking Horse Head Shoal on 30 November, 1942. Refloated a few days later, she then capsized in St. Peters Canal during salvage operations. QUINTE has the dubious distinction of being the only RCN ship to sink twice in ten days. Discover the remarkable story […]
A closer view of HMCS QUINTE beached and partially submerged in St. Peter’s Bay, Cape Breton in November 1942. Roger Litwiller Collection -Photo Courtesy Walter Gregory. (RTL-WG002) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.
HMCS QUINTE J166, Bangor class minesweeper, 1939-1940 Program. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy Walter Gregory. (RTL-WG001) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller to create the book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.