White Ensign Flying: Corvette HMCS Trentonian

By Roger Litwiller

The brave, ancient tale of a good struggling with send of the second one international warfare.

White Ensign Flying tells the tale of HMCS Trentonian, a Canadian corvette that fought U-Boats within the moment global warfare. Trentonian escorted convoys at the North Atlantic and during the lethal waters close to England and France. The send used to be attacked by means of the american citizens in a friendly-fire incident in the course of Operation Neptune and later earned the doubtful contrast of being the final corvette sunk by means of the enemy.

Litwiller has interviewed some of the males who served in Trentonian and picked up their tales. Their special own views are mixed with the professional list of the send, giving an intimate perception into the lifetime of a sailor ― from the tedium of lifestyle in a boat at sea to the fear of scuffling with to your lifestyles in a sinking send.

Over 100 photographs from the personal collections of the workforce and armed forces files convey the tale of Trentonian to lifestyles, illustrating this testomony to the send and the boys who served in it.

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35] Fairbairn comprehensive his letter: “the Naval Authority in control of manning Phoenix for coastal passage could be educated of the quite reliable paintings played through the unique workforce of Phoenix 194, in order that their distinct efforts shall no longer move unrecognized. ”[36] Trentonian was once given days of leisure — “rest” within the experience of now not escorting a convoy. The send needed to be placed again jointly after the typhoon: maintenance made, upkeep played, provisions resupplied, and the entire different little projects that saved the send operating.

Ibid. 27. Ibid. 28. Canadian Naval venture out of the country to Canadian Liaison Officer, Milford Haven, January five, 1945. Library and records Canada, RG24 vol. 11739, dossier 161-86-3. 29. W. E. Harrison to Hazel Farley, January 6, 1945. urban of Quinte West Public Library, Hazel Farley assortment. 30. “Naval Message,” January eight, 1945. Library and documents Canada, RG24 vol. 11713. 31. “Naval Message,” January thirteen, 1945. Library and documents Canada, RG24 vol. 11713. 32. “Naval Message ,” January sixteen, 1945. Library and files Canada, RG24 vol.

Fifty six. Ibid. , 33. bankruptcy five 1. “Naval Message 232015Z/4/44. ” Library and files Canada, RG24 vol. 6810. 2. Harold, letter, April 2, 2004. three. Gregory,Memories of HMCS Trentonian, 33. four. “Naval Message 251846Z/4/44. ” Library and documents Canada, RG24 vol. 6810. five. “Naval Message 271525Z/4/44. ” Library and files Canada, RG24 vol. 6810. 6. “Naval Message 271830Z/4/44. ” Library and documents Canada, RG24 vol. 6810. 7. “Naval Message 281630Z/4/44. ” Library and records Canada, RG24 vol. 6810. eight. Johnson,Corvettes Canada, one hundred thirty.

Ibid. 23. W. E. Harrison to Hazel Farley, July eleven, 1944. urban of Quinte West Public Library, Hazel Farley assortment. 24. “Monthly record of Proceeding,” July 1944. 25. Ibid. 26. Coates, electronic mail, January five, 2011. 27. Harold, “Invasion Diary. ” 28. “Monthly file of Proceeding,” July 1944. 29. Harold, “Invasion Diary. ” 30. “Monthly record of Proceeding,” July 1944. 31. Ibid. 32. Harold, “Invasion Diary. ” 33. Ibid. 34. “Naval Message,” July 22, 1944. Library and data Canada, RG24 vol. 11739, dossier 161-86-2. 35. Harold, “Invasion Diary.

Four. J. A. MacDonald to H. R. Cory, mayor of Trenton, April 10, 1943. Library and files Canada, RG24 vol. 33946; dossier 4052-332/109. five. “Name is Trentonian studies army Dept, city needs to undertake It,”Trenton Courier recommend, April 15, 1943. urban of Quinte West Public Library records. 6. “Trenton send should have most sensible Says Mayor,”Trenton Courier suggest, April 19, 1943. urban of Quinte West Public Library documents. 7. W. J. Potts to J. A. MacDonald, April 21, 1943. Library and records Canada, RG24 vol. 33946, dossier 4052-332/109.

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