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#1 Colin

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 2024 PM

Some nice pictures, good for a modeller 

 

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 2045 PM

Good find!


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#3 Ivanhoe

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Posted 14 May 2020 - 2110 PM

Yep, beautiful pics.


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 0044 AM

Is that plastic armour on the bridge of HMCS Weyburn (K173) ?


Edited by KV7, 15 May 2020 - 0045 AM.

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#5 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 0223 AM

The wreck of the Regina I remember seeing on an episode of Deep Sea Mysteries. One of the crew died safeing the Depth Charges, which saved a lot of lives.


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 0423 AM

Interesting crow's nest photos. 


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#7 MiloMorai

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Posted 15 May 2020 - 1227 PM

Is that plastic armour on the bridge of HMCS Weyburn (K173) ?

Shrapnel mats.


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Posted 15 May 2020 - 1623 PM

Fantastic resolution in that first photo, worthy of enlargement.
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Posted 17 May 2020 - 1033 AM

Awesome and he has some excellent additional pictorials.


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#10 MiloMorai

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 2001 PM

River class frigates didn't have a twin forward gun, only a single originally.

WAS0003.jpghttp://www.forposter...SKESIU_K330.htm


Edited by MiloMorai, 18 May 2020 - 2026 PM.

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#11 Colin

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 1442 PM

Canadian shipyards were short of everything, mainly as there were no suppliers and very little money. A lot of escorts upon bringing a convoy to the UK would finish being fitted out in a UK yard. Often the UK yard would add more AA guns due to experiances there, which would be removed by the RCN on arrival in Canada as they were not "authorized". There was a lot of small mindedness on this side of the pond.


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 1920 PM

Could the guns have been stripped to arm other ships?


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Posted 06 June 2020 - 2006 PM

Canadian shipyards were short of everything, mainly as there were no suppliers and very little money. A lot of escorts upon bringing a convoy to the UK would finish being fitted out in a UK yard. Often the UK yard would add more AA guns due to experiances there, which would be removed by the RCN on arrival in Canada as they were not "authorized". There was a lot of small mindedness on this side of the pond.


It may not have just been petty bureaucracy. The ships wouldn't have had the crew to properly man them.
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#14 Colin

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Posted 06 June 2020 - 2043 PM

Could the guns have been stripped to arm other ships?

Possibly, but the sense I got from reading the accounts was that it was pure bloodymindness of shorebound types saying "This is your entitlement and nothing else" ignoring the Brits saying "That's not enough to survive out here mate" 


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