A quiet victory in the Gulf

When Canada declared war on Germany in September 1939, the most immediate threat to the country was an attack on its shipping. That fear was so palpable that when periscopes were soon “sighted” in the St. Lawrence River, no one was surprised. A “submarine diviner” with a plumb-bob and a chart of the river...
  • Escort Group C.3: Action And Reaction

    May 15, 2014 by Marc Milner
    By conducting more offensive sweeps and trolling astern of a convoy to find shadowing U-boats, Royal Canadian Navy escort vessels decided they could set the tempo in the fight against enemy subs....
  • 70th Anniversary of D-Day, 1944-2014

    May 1, 2014 by Legion Magazine
    Commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign will soon be underway. Here are a few facts, quotes and graphics on D-Day....
  • A Night Of Furious Action

    March 24, 2014 by Marc Milner
    Sackville's Remarkable Battles Against The Wolf Pack The first phase of the battle for convoy ON 115 was won by the Royal Canadian Navy. For days the convoy brushed its way past U-boats, and from July 29 to Aug. 1, 1942, it was shadowed by six...
  • Biting Back: Success Against The Wolf Packs

    January 15, 2014 by Marc Milner
    The mid-Atlantic convoy battles of May and June 1942 were a test. In these two months the real damage to Allied fortunes in the Atlantic came off the east coast of the United States and in the Gulf of Mexico, where a U-boat rampage resulted in...
  • No one knew it at the time, but the operations of Wolf Pack Hecht in May 1942 marked the recommencement of U-boat attacks on transatlantic convoys (The Wolf Pack Attacks: The Battle For One World War Two Convoy,...
  • German Admiral Karl Dönitz seized an opportunity in the spring of 1942 when he sent a Wolf Pack—a group of U-boats—into the mid-Atlantic against a slow-moving convoy. The convoy’s escorts could not rob Dönitz of success. When looking at the Atlantic war in the spring of...
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