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 […]
HMCS TRENTONIAN was diverted from St. John’s, NF. to find and rescue HMSubmarine SEA NYMPH (P225) off the cost of Newfoundland on 4 April 1944. Her dive planes were damaged by pack ice while on patrol in the North Atlantic. Unable to dive, the submarine was vulnerable to attack by both Allied and Axis forces. This […]
HMCS BELLEVILLE during adoption ceremony in Kingston on 22 October 1944. The corvette built in Kingston was unable to visit her namesake city, due to the shallow water in the Bay of Quinte. So many Belleville citizens traveled the 100 km to Kingston to adopt their ship. The Curator of the Naval Museum of the Great […]
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.
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.
One of the merchant ships from HMCS TRENTONIAN’s first convoy, HX 283. The convoy had departed from New York City bound for the Untied Kingdom in March 1944. Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Jack Harold, RCNVR. (RTL-JH032) This photo and collection have been gathered from the crew of HMCS TRENTONIAN and […]
HMCS TRENTONIAN’s bridge crew are working through the latest exercise during training evolution’s in Bermuda, February 1944. The entire crew from the skipper, Lt. Wm. Harrison to the stokers in the boiler room would be train and be tested to bring the readiness of the corvette to a high standard. Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. […]
Two large landing ships move towards the beaches in Normandy. The near landing ship is heavily armed with AA weapons, while the second ship is fully laden with trucks and equipment. Photo taken from HMCS TRENTONIAN on 7 July 1944. Roger Litwiller Collection, Allen E. Singleton, RCNVR photo, courtesy Bruce Keir, RCNVR. (RTL-BK082) This photo […]
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.