Images of the RCN at War, 1939-1945



HMCS Oakville
HMCS Oakville rammed twice and then boarded U-94 in the Caribbean Sea on 28 August 1942, but it was too late to capture the U-boat, it sank fifteen minutes later. Credit: Department of National Defence.

HMCS Skeena
HMCS Skeena shared in the destruction of U-588 with the corvette HMCS Wetaskiwin on 31 July 1942. Credit: Department of National Defence.

HMCS Esquimalt
HMCS Esquimalt in happier times. Torpedoed and sunk by U-190 on 16 April 1945. Credit: Department of National Defence.

HMCS U-190
U-190 torpedoed and sank HMCS Esquimalt. A few weeks later it surrendered to the RCN and was commissioned into the Canadian Navy. Credit: Department of National Defence.

HMCS Assiniboine
HMCS Assiniboine destroyed U-210 on 6 August 1942. Credit: Department of National Defence.

HMCS Regina
HMCS Regina destroyed the Italian submarine Avorio on 8 February 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea. Regina later was torpedoed and sunk by U-667 on 8 August 1944 in the Irish Sea. Credit: Department of National Defence.

HMCS Arrowhead
Corvette HMCS Arrowhead steaming at speed, look at that smoke! Another rare colour photo from the Second World War. Credit: Department of National Defence.

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