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 CHAUDIERE

HMCS QUEBEC

HMCS LOUISBURG 1942

HMCS SIOUX

HMCS FENNEL 1944

HMCS SNOWFLAKE

HMCS ORILLA

HMCS MICMAC

HMCS MAGNIFICENT

HMCS ONTARIO

HMCS SAULT Ste. MARIE

HMCS ATHABASKAN

HMCS NIAGARA

HMCS ORANGEVILLE

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

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