06 Aug, 2014

HMCS Shawinigan, and all 85 of its crew, were lost in November 1944, torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Cabot Strait. At the time, Shawinigan was conducting submarine patrol all alone, while escorting a ferry between Sydney and Port-aux-Basques.

Today, HMCS Shawinigan is perpetuated by a modern-day Kingston-class coastal defence vessel.

The loss of the Shawinigan is commemorated by Halifax Herald cartoonist Robert Chambers in this memoriam card.

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