Canadian Naval Vessels in Plymouth Sound in World War II
"His Majesty`s Canadian Ship"
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In the Second World War, Plymouth Sound was home to many vessels from the Allied countries. Canada had several vessels based out of Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon, England UK. I am a little unsure but I believe some were outright Canadian Naval vessels, while others were British Royal Naval vessels crewed by Canadians. Here we have a small collection and does not represent them all, however it does plug a gap in our naval history as photos like these are hard to come by. The spelling of some of the names may be incorrect as spelling was copied from faint writing on the back of some of the photos.
dedicated to the memory of Peter
HMCS LOUISBURG 1942
HMCS FENNEL 1944
HMCS SAULT Ste. MARIE
HMCS PRINCE ROBERT 1942
HMCS SWANSEA 1944
HMCS ANTIGONISH 1944 may be Ingonish J 69, many differ over this one!
HMS PARRSBORO 1942 may be spelt Parrsborough J117
HMCS SNOWBERRY 1943
HMCS FORREST HILL 1943