A request from a reader – HMCS St. Croix – A Tragic Saga — Lest We Forget — battleoftheatlantic19391945

Request Don’t know if this is appropriate place for this comment. In doing some research on HMCS St. Croix, I have found references of her being assigned to Escort Group 1, partnered with HMCS Assiniboine, Escort Group C 5, Escort Group C 1, and Escort Group C 9 . What am I supposed to believe? […] […]

A request from a reader – HMCS St. Croix – A Tragic Saga — Lest We Forget — battleoftheatlantic19391945

“Sunday, March 14, 2021@18:06- THERE IS A PUBLISHED BOOK, NAMED DEADLY SEAS, By David J. BERCUSON and Holger HERWIG, concerning H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX/I-81, AND U-305, IN THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC/1939-1945. THERE, ALSO is a DOCUMENTARY, ON THE CANADIAN HISTORY CHANNEL, NAMED DEADLY SEAS, CONCERNING THE SAME ABOVE MENTIONED!!!”

“I, MYSELF, AM ACCUMULATING RESEARCH MATERIALS, FOR THE BOOK SACRIFICIAL ST. CROIX/I-81; CONCERNING ALSO, THE ABOVE MENTIONED!!!”

“AS ALL ROYAL CANADIAN NAVAL WARSHIPS, WHEN THE NEWS HIT THE MEDIA, PAPER, etc., and ALSO N.O.K.,-NEXT OF KIN WERE NOTIFIED OF CANADIAN MEN/SAILORS AND OFFICERS, N.C.O.’s WERE LOST WHEN THEIR WARSHIP OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY…WAS SUNK, OBVIOUSLY, IT WAS A WORLD CONFLICT-W.W.II, A WORLD WAR; THOUGH, PROBABLY PAIN, VERY MUCH REMORSE, SHOCK, HATRED, A HURT…THAT COULD ONLY BE COMPREHENDED…IF IT HAPPENED TO YOU!!!”

“147 OF H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX’S COMPLEMENT WAS LOST/K.I.A., CASUALTIES, FIVE OFFICERS, AND EIGHTY ONE RATINGS WERE RESCUED FROM ST. CROIX, AFTER 13 HOURS IN THE FREEZING NORTH ATLANTIC, ON SEPT., 20TH I-81 WAS SUNK, AT 17:00, SO THEY WERE NOT RESCUED UNTIL THE 21/SEPT., 1943, DURING THE COMBINED CONVOY ON.202, ONS.18, BY THE RIVER CLASS FRIGATE H.M.S. ITCHEN K227. H.M.S. ITCHEN K227, WAS THEN AROUND MIDNIGHT G.M.T., ON THE 22/23 SEPT., 1943, SAME CONVOY, WAS SUNK BY U-666, WITH A GERMAN NAVAL ACOUSTIC TORPEDO, THAT CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE HIT H.M.S. ITCHEN K227 IN THE FORWARD..OR A ARMAMENT MAGAZINE/WARSHIPS AMUNITION HOLD, AS POOR H.M.S. ITCHEN K227, EXPLODED…INTO A LARGE BLUE, ORANGE BALL OF FLAME, AS DESCRIBED BY A CODER, Mr. Ross SOMERVILLE, WHOM WAS ON WATCH, GOING TO HIS ACTION STATION; ON BOARD/IN H.M.C.S. MORDEN K170…AS K170 WAS JUST A STONE THROW DISTANCE FROM H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX/I-81. THREE SURVIVORS, TWO FROM H.M.S. ITCHEN K227, Peter FLOOD/A.B.S.T.-ABLE SEAMAN TORPEDOMAN, AND P.O.E.R.A.,-PETTY OFFICER ENGINE ROOM ARTIFICER…Bill CLARKE, WITH ONLY ONE SURVIVOR OF H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX/I-81…STOKER FIRST CLASS Bill FISHER…WERE RESCUED BY THE POLISH TRAMP STEAMER/S.S. WISLA…AND SAFELY LANDED, AFTER A 5-6 DAY TRIP, IN HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A.”

“TO H.M.C.S ST. CROIX’S COMPLEMENT, H.M.S. ITCHEN’S COMPLEMENT K227, H,M,S, POLYANTHUS K47 COMPLEMENT, H.M.S. LAGAN’S K227 COMPLEMENT, THE MERCHANT VESSELS COMPLEMENT…THAT ALL SUCCUMBED TO BEING A CASUALTY/K.I.A., …Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with US yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET!!!”

“At the going down of the SUN and IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!!!”

Yours Aye: Brian Murza, Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author,

Present Day Naval-Military Analyst, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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Brian MURZA/Killick Vison is battleoftheatlantic19391945; W.W.II NAVAL RESEARCHER-PUBLISHED AUTHOR, PRESENT DAY NAVAL-MILITARY ANALYST, from Canada.

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  1. Reblogged this on battleoftheatlantic19391945 and commented:

    Monday, February 21/2022…FAMILY DAY…Concening H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX I-81, and the most RECENT BLOG-POSTING; On The War Memorials Trail-Part 10, in REMORSEFUL CONCERN of THE SINKINGS, BY GERMAN U-BOATS, IN REGARDS TO H, and H.M.SHIPS….POLYANTHUS K 47, ITCHEN K 227, H.M.C.S. ST. CROIX I-81, and the Damage to H.M.S. LAGAN K 259; due to the GERMAN U-BOATS…NEW WEAPON, THE GNAT-GERMAN NAVAL ACOUSTIC TORPEDO. This NEW GERMAN W.W.II WEAPONRY INVENTION, THE GNAT-GERMAN NAVAL ACOUSTIC TORPEDO; was used by the German Kriegsmarine/U-Boats, RIGHT UP UNTIL V.E., DAY/May 08, 1945…and was a POSITIVE FOR THE GERMAN NAVY-Kriegsmarine; in WHICH it SANK MANY AN ALLIED W.W.II WARSHIP, and THEN SOME!!! This W.W.II/1939-1945ERMAN-KRIEGSMARINE SCIENTIFIC NAVAL WEAPON…THE GNAT-GERMAN NAVAL ACOUSTIC TORPEDO, ALONG WITH THE CONVOY ON.202…ONS.18 CAN BE RESEARCHED-BOTH IN AMATEUR FACTOR…GOOGLE SEARCH, Wikipedia, etc., and at The National Archives of Canada…Directorate of History and Heritage, DOD…Holly Hill, Ottawa, Canada; as well as HIS MAJESTY’S SHIPS…and HIS MAJESTY’S CANADIAN SHIPS Mentioned, and of W.W.II/1939-1945!!! The BATTLE of the ATLANTIC/1939-1945; was NOT ONLY THE LONGEST CAMPAIGN CONCERNING ALL OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR/1939-1945, THOUGH…IN ALL GENERAL RESEARCH and NON-FICTION FORMAT; THE MOST DECISIVE CAMPAIGN OF W.W.II/1939-1945!!! This CAMPAIGN, The Battle of the Atlantic/1939-1945; was BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT…THE ONLY CHANCE OF VICTORY IN/OF W.W.II/1939-1945…via/by THE GERMANS, THE AXIS…ITALIANS, JAPANESE…and for THAT REASON; SHOULD BE RESEARCHED SERIOUSLY!!! Lest We Forget, We Remember, On All the Oceans the White Caps Flow, You All Are NOT FORGOTTEN….Yours Aye-Brian CANUCK Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Blog credit-Pierre LEGACE.

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