76TH BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC/1939-1945, SUNDAY, May 02, 2021@18:51-OUR ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY;S FIRST U-BOAT SUNK, SEPT., 10/1941, SLOW CONVOY 42, H.M.C.SHIPS CHAMBLY K 116 and MOOSE JAW K 164, SINK U-501.
H.M.C.SHIPS…CHILLIWACK K 131, GATINEAU H 61, CHAUDIERE H 99, ST. CATHERINES K 325, FENNEL, H.M.SHIPS KENILWORTH CASTLE, ICARUS I 03, SINK U-744, on March 06, 1944.
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Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
By Renaud Séguin
On September 10, 1941, off the coast of Greenland, the crews of two Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) corvettes, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Chambly and Moose Jaw, were able to locate and sink U-501 as the U-boat lay in wait to ambush Allied Convoy SC-42, sailing from Sydney, Nova Scotia, with supplies for Great Britain.
The two corvettes were to take part in training exercises at sea, so that their crews, largely made up of recruits, could become familiar with anti-submarine warfare. In the face of the growing threat from German submarines, the two vessels quickly ended their training to reinforce the Allied convoy.
HMCS Arrowhead, a corvette of the same class (Flower) as HMCS Chambly and HMCS Moose Jaw (MIKAN 4821042).
An RCN expert in anti-submarine warfare, Commander James D. “Chummy” Prentice, Chambly’s captain and Senior Officer Corvettes, quickly decided that the best…
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