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HMCS Ojibwa at sea in 1965. I heard of a number of stories about Canadian Oberon class boats being mistaken for Soviet Foxtrot class boats by the US Navy and Coast Guard. The visual profile of the two classes are very similar and the Soviet boats always had the red star on the conning tower. Canadian boats have the red Canadian Maple Leaf on the conning tower. So, of course they would cause the US sailors who spotted them to have a heart attack.

HMCS Ojibwa at sea in I heard of a number of stories about Canadian Oberon…

The once great, former Royal Canadian Navy destroyer H.M.C.S. Fraser (DDH 233) alongside in the estuary of the Lahave River on June 4th., 2009, while her ultimate fate is eventually decided.. This ship was towed out of Bridgewater and taken by tugs to Halifax on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 and further to Ontario, in a following year, where it was broken up for salvage.

The once great, former Royal Canadian Navy destroyer H.M.C.S. Fraser (DDH 233) alongside in the estuary of the Lahave River on June 4th., 2009, while her ultimate fate is eventually decided.. This ship was towed out of Bridgewater and taken by tugs to Halifax on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 and further to Ontario, in a following year, where it was broken up for salvage.

40 years ago, under very dark clouds, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN (1963-1994)steaming out off Esquimalt naval base. Photo taken from the YFP 308 in Auguste 1975.

40 years ago, under very dark clouds, HMCS SASKATCHEWAN out off Esquimalt naval base.

Flower class corvette in the North Atlantic, 1943: such unglamorous vessels were the backbone of the convoy escorts which eventually defeated the U boat menace - 267 were built.  They rolled heavily and were notoriously uncomfortable.

Flower class corvette in the North Atlantic, such unglamorous vessels were the backbone of the convoy escorts which eventually defeated the U boat menace - 267 were built. They rolled heavily and were notoriously uncomfortable.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Victoria departs Her Majesty Canadian Dockyard Esquimalt on February 14, 2014.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Victoria departs Her Majesty Canadian Dockyard Esquimalt on February

HMCS Ojibwa

HMCS Ojibwa

annapolis class destroyer escort armament mk-33 fmc 3"/50 twin gun mk-32 torpedo tubes mk-10 nc limbo asw mortar

annapolis class destroyer escort armament mk-33 fmc 3"/50 twin gun mk-32 torpedo tubes mk-10 nc limbo asw mortar

HMCS Rosthern - The cargo ship INGRIA was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (45°12′N 39°17′W) by U-600 ( Kriegsmarine). She was abandoned by her 37 crew and was then scuttled by U-628 ( Kriegsmarine). The crew were rescued by HMCS Rosthern

WWII HMCS Rosthern a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Canadian Navy ca. She survived the war and North Atlantic convoy escort duty.

H.M.C.S. Bonaventure by FrigateRN

HMCS Bonaventure (CVL was a Majestic-class aircraft carrier launched, Feb 1945 and served both in the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Forces Maritime Command.

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