Thursday, APRIL 29, 2021@17:41-H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN G 07, SUNK BY GERMAN ENEMY AXIS NAVAL FORCES…TORPEDO BOAT and GERMAN OCCUPIED FRANCE-Ille De Batz SHORE INSTALLMENTS, WITH SOMEWHAT MOVEMENTS POSTED/CONVOYS, etc.,
Note: 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.
BLOG CREDIT: Mr. Pierre LEGACE.
On all the oceans, the white caps flow.
REMEMBRANCE, WITH HEARTFELT GRATITUDE; THANK YOU 128 OF H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN’S G 07 COMPLEMENT-April 29, 1944…FOR MY FREEDOMS OF TODAY/1958-2021…YOURS AYE, WITH LOVE AND CONCERN-Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Present Day Naval-Military Analyst/AMATURE, High Treason Q.E.II Analyst, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Laid down: 31 Oct 1940
Launched: 15 Nov 1941
Commissioned: 03 Feb 1943
Fate: Sunk 29 Apr 1944
Commissioned on 03 Feb 1943 at Newcastle-on-Tyne and assigned to the British Home Fleet, Athabaskan left on 29 Mar 1943 to patrol the Iceland-Faeroes Passage for blockade runners. Stress of weather caused hull damage that required five weeks’ repairs at South Shields, U.K., following which, in Jun 1943, she took part in Operation Gearbox III, the relief of the garrison at Spitsbergen. On 18 Jun 1943 she collided with the boom defence vessel Bargate at Scapa Flow, occasioning a month’s repair at Devonport. In Jul and Aug 1943 she was based at Plymouth, carrying out A/S patrols in the Bay of Biscay, and on 27 Aug 1943 was hit by a glider bomb off the Spanish coast. She managed to reach Devonport, where she remained under repair until 10 Nov 1943…
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