H.M.C.S. Whitby, 1944


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Creator:
Unknown, Photographer
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photograph of the H.M.C.S. Whitby.
Notes:
The Corvette H.M.C.S. Whitby was launched at Midland, Ontario on September 18, 1943 and commissioned on June 6, 1944. She did not arrive at Halifax until August 16 owing to a layover en route at Shelburne for repairs. Following workups in Bermuda in September she sailed direct to St. John's, Newfoundland arriving on September 30 and was assigned to EG C-4. She left St. John's on October 5 for Londonderry to join the group with which she was to serve for the balance of the war. The Whitby left Londonderry for Canada in Mid-June 1945 and was paid off on July 16 and placed in reserve at Sorel. She was sold in 1946 for merchant service and reportedly renamed Bengo. The Captain was A/LCDR R. K. Lester, RCNVR. This information was printed in "The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces" by Ken Macpherson and John Burgess, 1981. The ship's number K 346 was removed from this picture for wartime security reasons.
Date of Original:
1944
Dimensions:
Width: 3.5 cm
Height: 4 cm
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 3.5cm
Image Height: 4cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
29-003-029
Language of Item:
English
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from copy negative
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H.M.C.S. Whitby, 1944
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H.M.C.S. Whitby, 1944


A black and white photograph of the H.M.C.S. Whitby.