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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

31 December 1939-1945 A.D. Canada’s War at Sea: The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN

31 December 1939-1945 A.D.  Canada’s War at Sea: The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)--Develops Formidable Anti-Sub Capabilities, 100,000 Men, 6500 Women, 3rd Largest Navy in the World, 471 Combatant Warships; RCN Sinks 28 U-Boats & Lost 28 Ships

Editors.  “CANADA’S WAR AT SEA.” N.d.  Accessed 30 Dec 2014.



Canada played a major role in protecting trans-Atlantic convoys.

The Royal Canadian Navy’s ‘small-ship’ fleet of destroyers, corvettes, frigates, and minesweepers (supported by maritime patrol bombers of the Royal Canadian Air Force) escorted Allied shipping across the Atlantic and along the northeastern seaboard of North America. Despite early growing pains, the R.C.N. grew into a formidable anti-submarine force. The navy also made major contributions to Allied operations in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the Arctic, and in European waters.
By war’s end, the Royal Canadian Navy, the world’s third-largest fleet, had enlisted some 100,000 men and 6500 women and operated 471 warships and smaller fighting vessels, most Canadian-built. The R.C.N. sank 28 enemy submarines and numerous surface vessels but lost 24 of its own warships. Approximately 2000 Canadian sailors were killed. Another 12,000 Canadians served in the Merchant Navy, of whom more than 1600 died.
See also :
Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War : The Royal Canadian Navy
Canada's War at Sea

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