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  • HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 1 of 3
    HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 1 of 3
    imagecomment       Built in Port Arthur by Port Arthur Shipping Company. Keel laid 21st December 1940. Launched 21st June 1941. Proceeded through Great Lakes enroute to Atlantic Ocean.Dropped anchor in Oakville on 5th November 1941 for the christening ceremony. Dr. Murray F. "Doc" Deans, Mayor of Oakville represented the Town of Oakville. ...
    imagecomment     Built in Port Arthur by Port Arthur Shipping Company. Keel laid 21st December 1940. Launched 21st June 1941. Proceeded through Great Lakes enroute to Atlantic Ocean.Dropped anchor in Oakville on ...
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  • Information Bulletin from the United States Fleet - 'Oakville Sinks Sub August 28, 1942'
    Information Bulletin from the United States Fleet - 'Oakville Sinks Sub August 28, 1942'
    image       Oakville sinks Sub. Aug. 28, 1942Information Bulletin No. 19--Anti-Submarine Warfare, United States Fleet, Hdq of the C.-in-C.On the evening of Aug. 27 the pilot of naval plane 92-P-6 (a PBY-5A) obtained permission from the squadron commander to make a flight (in addition to his regular duties) south of Windward Passage, ...
    image     Oakville sinks Sub. Aug. 28, 1942Information Bulletin No. 19--Anti-Submarine Warfare, United States Fleet, Hdq of the C.-in-C.On the evening of Aug. 27 the pilot of naval plane 92-P-6 (a PBY-5A) ...
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  • Royal Canadian Navy Monthly Review, 1000-5 No. 10, October 1942
    Royal Canadian Navy Monthly Review, 1000-5 No. 10, October 1942
    image  Oct 1942     While escorting TAW 15 from Curacao to Guantanamo August 27, in 17 degrees 40 minutes N.-24 degrees 22 minutes W., H.M.C.S. "Oakville" was steaming at 12 knots in her assigned position 5000 yds. 30 degrees from port column, course 351 degrees true.At 0258Z/28th, while on zig-zag steering 300 degrees true, ...
    image  Oct 1942   While escorting TAW 15 from Curacao to Guantanamo August 27, in 17 degrees 40 minutes N.-24 degrees 22 minutes W., H.M.C.S. "Oakville" was steaming at 12 knots in her assigned ...
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  • HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 3 of 3
    HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 3 of 3
    image       Oakville then returned to Halifax and underwent a period of "working-up" exercises at Bermuda after the Galveston refit. On 16th July 1944 she returned to duty with the WLEF, continuing escort duties until 2nd April 1945, when she was taken for refit by the Lunenburg Foundry and Engineerin Ltd. at ...
    image     Oakville then returned to Halifax and underwent a period of "working-up" exercises at Bermuda after the Galveston refit. On 16th July 1944 she returned to duty with the WLEF, continuing ...
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  • HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 2 of 3
    HMCS Oakville K178, Flower Class, Short Fo'c's'le Corvette - page 2 of 3
    image       Oakville observed the explosion of the depth bombs, the flare and the signal and immediately increased speed heading to the position of the depth bomb explosion. Although no sound contact had been obtained, five depth charges were dropped at the position of the flare. Immediately thereafter sound contact was made ...
    image     Oakville observed the explosion of the depth bombs, the flare and the signal and immediately increased speed heading to the position of the depth bomb explosion. Although no sound contact ...
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  • Corvette Oakville, story of the U-94 encounter
    Corvette Oakville, story of the U-94 encounter
    image       One naval story shows what Canadian sailors could do when faced with a close in enemy. In 1942 the corvette Oakville rammed a German U-boat, then ran up alongside it as its crew began spilling out of the conning tower. Twenty-two year-old Sub-Lt.Harold Lawrence and 23-year-old PO Arthur Powell jumped ...
    image     One naval story shows what Canadian sailors could do when faced with a close in enemy. In 1942 the corvette Oakville rammed a German U-boat, then ran up alongside it ...
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  • HMCS Oakville Christening Ceremony Program - pages 3 and 4
    HMCS Oakville Christening Ceremony Program - pages 3 and 4
    image       Program pages 3 and 4, "Songs for the Day and Christening Ceremony"
    image     Program pages 3 and 4, "Songs for the Day and Christening Ceremony"
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  • HMCS Oakville Christening Ceremony Program - pages 7 and 8
    HMCS Oakville Christening Ceremony Program - pages 7 and 8
    image       Christening ceremony program, pages 7 and 8 - "Programme and Presentations"
    image     Christening ceremony program, pages 7 and 8 - "Programme and Presentations"
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  • HMCS Oakville Christening Ceremony Program - back cover
    HMCS Oakville Christening Ceremony Program - back cover
    image       KEEP HIM ON GUARD - BUY - War Savings Certificates
    image     KEEP HIM ON GUARD - BUY - War Savings Certificates
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  • HMCS Oakville article, page 1 of 3
    HMCS Oakville article, page 1 of 3
    image       OAKVILLE was one of the "Flower" Class corvettes built at the Lakehead by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company. Her triple expansion steam reciprocator was constructed by the Dominion Engineering Company and its 2750 horse-power gave her a top speed of 16 1/2 knots.Her keel was laid on 21 December 1940, ...
    image     OAKVILLE was one of the "Flower" Class corvettes built at the Lakehead by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company. Her triple expansion steam reciprocator was constructed by the Dominion Engineering Company ...
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  • HMCS Oakville article, page 2 of 3
    HMCS Oakville article, page 2 of 3
    image       ..detected and damaged by a US Naval aircraft. The fight has been vividly described in Maclean's Magazine, 19 October 1963, by the officer who boarded the U-94, Sub-Lieutenant Harold E.T. Lawrence, under the title "The Craziest Kill of the U-boat War"' The damage sustained in ramming the enemy forced OAKVILLE ...
    image     ..detected and damaged by a US Naval aircraft. The fight has been vividly described in Maclean's Magazine, 19 October 1963, by the officer who boarded the U-94, Sub-Lieutenant Harold E.T. ...
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  • HMCS Oakville article, page 3 of 3
    HMCS Oakville article, page 3 of 3
    image       ...stations located an enemy submarine south of newfoundland, and a scratch hunting group under the command of captain (D), Halifax, who happened to be aboard HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, was sent to hunt it. Oakville was one of the shops detailed. However, the weather became so foul with force nine winds and ...
    image     ...stations located an enemy submarine south of newfoundland, and a scratch hunting group under the command of captain (D), Halifax, who happened to be aboard HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, was sent to ...
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  • HMCS Oakville article, attached photograph
    HMCS Oakville article, attached photograph
    image       HMCS Oakville history - photograph, reverse of 3rd page
    image     HMCS Oakville history - photograph, reverse of 3rd page
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  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 1 of page 4
    Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 1 of page 4
    image       Canadian Naval Forces Memorandum: To Naval Braodcasting Officer. Re: Recent action of H.M.C.S. "Oakville".Interview with Lieut. CullyThe following is vague in some sections. It was impossible to secure more explicit information than herein contained.H.M.C.S. Oakville was in convoy duty in the Caribbean, in company of several American vessels, including an ...
    image     Canadian Naval Forces Memorandum: To Naval Braodcasting Officer. Re: Recent action of H.M.C.S. "Oakville".Interview with Lieut. CullyThe following is vague in some sections. It was impossible to secure more explicit ...
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  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 2
    Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 2
    image       bridge. Then Fenwick sighted the sub. Apparently, he had just previously come on deck. When called by the bosun's mate, he thought he was merely being called to go on watch, and had stepped into the compass shelter to sign the night order book (captain's book of instructions to the ...
    image     bridge. Then Fenwick sighted the sub. Apparently, he had just previously come on deck. When called by the bosun's mate, he thought he was merely being called to go on ...
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  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview withLieut. Cully" page 3
    Canadian Naval Forces "Interview withLieut. Cully" page 3
    image       Boat's crew was ordered away by Fenwick (Captain's voice not very strong). Cully relayed the order from the deck. The boat's crew knew that Lawrence and Powell had boarded the sub. (Detail on latter follows in second section). About this time, they discovered that all the lights on the ship ...
    image     Boat's crew was ordered away by Fenwick (Captain's voice not very strong). Cully relayed the order from the deck. The boat's crew knew that Lawrence and Powell had boarded the ...
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  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 4
    Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 4
    image       Lee to Oakville: "Congratulations." (.R.T.)Oakville to Lee: "Require assistance. Stokehold making water. Close in."Lee to Oakville: "Closing in. Can you steam under your own power."Oakville to Lee: "At reduced speed. Can you put our officer aboard."Lee to Oakville: "We are sending him back now."Oakville to Lee: "We are closing you ...
    image     Lee to Oakville: "Congratulations." (.R.T.)Oakville to Lee: "Require assistance. Stokehold making water. Close in."Lee to Oakville: "Closing in. Can you steam under your own power."Oakville to Lee: "At reduced speed. ...
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  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 5
    Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 5
    image       Stoker Petty Officer James Arthur Powell, R.C.N. of Cobalt, Ont., married to Margaret Simmons of Halifax. Powell was below, underthe after gun platform when action stations was rung. He ran up on the fiddly, near the entrance to the stokehold. His function during action stations was a standby to the ...
    image     Stoker Petty Officer James Arthur Powell, R.C.N. of Cobalt, Ont., married to Margaret Simmons of Halifax. Powell was below, underthe after gun platform when action stations was rung. He ran ...
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  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 6
    Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 6
    image       Canadian Navy Forces -6-tried to find out if there were English prisoners aboard, but could elicit no further information. Another German said, "Bomb, Bomb," pointing to the deck. P. was worried for fear there might be a time bomb below. All this time, the prisoners were jabbering excitedly, and were ...
    image     Canadian Navy Forces -6-tried to find out if there were English prisoners aboard, but could elicit no further information. Another German said, "Bomb, Bomb," pointing to the deck. P. was ...
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  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 7
    Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 7
    image       Canadian Naval Forces -7-Bit of gas evident. Powell shouted down to him that he thought they had a time bomb set. L. saw a half open door with wire oddly placed on it. Afraid of it being a booby trap, he left it alone. Decided to go above. Got up ...
    image     Canadian Naval Forces -7-Bit of gas evident. Powell shouted down to him that he thought they had a time bomb set. L. saw a half open door with wire oddly ...
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