HMCS Athabaskan revisited

WARSHIP WEDNESDAY, April 29/2021@00:00-

H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN G 07, SUNK BY GERMAN TORPEDO BOAT AND SHORE BOMBARDMENT, OFF Ille De Batz, FRANCE, April 29, 1944.

LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET; WITH AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN and IN THE MORNING, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

ON ALL THE OCEANS THE WHITE CAPS FLOW.

BLOG CREDIT: Mr. Pierre LEGACE.

128 MEN OF H.M.C.S. ATHABASKAN WERE CASUALTIES IN THIS MENTIONED SINKING: STILL TRUE TO THE IDEALS WHEN AS YOUNG MEN, THEY SAILED TO MEET THE FOE AGAIN, THEIR NAMES ENROLLED IN HONOUR’S COURT, THEY ARE ALL RIDING ANCHOR, IN AN ATLANTIC OCEAN PORT!!!

YOU ARE ALL NOT FORGOTTEN, YOUR LOSS…WAS CANADA’S, THE ALLIED WORLD’S, OCCUPIED EUROPE’S GAIN…AND YOU ARE more than precisely REMEMBERED and MOURNED FOR, OFTEN!!!

RESPECTFULLY REMEMBERED, WITH LOVE, Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Lest We Forget

Updated 17 August 2020

Comment from Sandra

Hello!
In reference to the second pow photo with no names or numbers to identify any of these brave men.
Second from left , standing is Stanley Dick, from Toronto my uncle.


At first this blog was about a Canadian destroyer I had never heard about.

HMCS Athabaskan

Then it was about how some sailors were rescued when the ship was torpedoed and a few were rescued by HMCS Haida.

Athabaskan sinking 1944

In July 2009, my wife’s uncle said in a family reunion that he was among them.

Haida with survivorsThat’s almost all he said about his ordeal adding he was a stoker.

Then relatives of sailors who were aboard HMCS Athabaskan on that faithful night started to contact me. Some were the sons of sailors taken prisoners, and they had photos to share.

athab 2

One relative was Jim L’Esperance’s son who has shared all he had about his father…

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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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