Was part of engine room crew. 640 11. Edition – 335 HMCS Calgary; K335 Frontenac (WW2 Revised Flower Class Corvette); J335 HMCS Rockliffe (WW2 Algerine Class minesweeper) Rod Hughes – Editor NAC News rhughes@shaw.ca (comments welcome to help improve this service) Contact David Soule executivedirector-nac@outlook.com if you wish someone (who may be a member or perhaps a good candidate … William Reid, Lt, RCNR - 17 Jun 1941, Lang, All three ships suffered from the basic weakness of large cargo and accommodation compartments extending across their hulls. Rear-Admiral  (GG21) Unidentified Chief Petty Officer placing a shell Walter G. Andrews Leading Signalman. Twenty–four hours later there would be a rendezvous when they and their crew would be picked up again. John David, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944, McClure, In addition, there arrived within the next few days three Canadian flotillas of the larger infantry landing craft which would make the cross-Channel voyage under their own power. The 29th RCN MTB Flotilla under Lieutenant- Commander A.G. Law, RCNVR, manning 20 … The Fog gave way to gales which gave way to fog. By the late 1930s, and with war looming, the Canadian chief of the Naval Staff had designated the three 'Prince' ships as candidates for conversion to armed merchant cruisers, for the task of convoy escort. Prince David limped into Salamis Bay under her own power, albeit slightly down in the bow. The hull and deck were stiffened and some watertight subdivision added. You are bidding on an 8 x 10 black and white photograph of HMCS Prince David F89, the Armed Merchant Cruiser ( ex steamship ) , which served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1940 to 1945. 65,000. weight in tonnes. Kelly, RCNR; HMCS Prince Henry – Cdr V.S. These restrictions were extended in 1930 through the Treaty of London, however, by the mid-1930s Japan and Italy had withdrawn from both of these treaties a… Verne Harrington, SLt (El) (R), RCNVR - 18 Mar 1944, Beveridge, Former crew members, family and friends attend a remembrance ceremony for HMCS Kootenay at the Canadian Peacetime Sailors Memorial . Prince David was suffering from neglect, with a badly fouled hull, rotten deck planks and bulkheads rusted thin. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver & London. Lea Gillard, Chaplain, RCN / RCN(R). Douglas, A.B.W, Roger Sarty, Michael Whitby, Boutillier, James, A. RCN in Retrospect 1910–1968. 11 Jun 1945. scrapbook, RCN, Source: Wikipedia - British HMCS Prince David (armed merchant cruiser) (convoy escort & patrol duty, North Atlantic & Caribbean) (09.1942) HMCS Prince David (armed merchant cruiser) 08.06.1943-(03. The rebuilding, which took place at A boxing match on HMCS PRINCE DAVID - Padre Lea Gillard on right; Dr. John There is a Her conversion … From Aug to PRINCE DAVID for medical treatment.”  (WW23) “PRINCE DAVID landing very extensive conversion commissioned at Halifax on 28 Dec He was particularly concerned that Roosevelt should be correctly received when he arrived on board PRINCE … The two top decks were cut away and light-cruiser superstructure was fitted, eliminating the boat deck cabins and lounges. She will have a crew complement (minimum crew) of around 700, increasing to around 1,600 with aircraft onboard. Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. - LAC PA211359  (WW26-WW27), (WW26-WW27) Prince David, Prince Henry, and the 260th, 262nd, and 264th LCI(L) Flotillas participated in the major amphibious exercises held in April and May, although to its dismay Beach Commando W learned that it would not be part of the assault forces but would come ashore at a much later date. The list of Crew Photos will grow as new photos become available. Now based in Esquimalt, they were to take up defensive duties in the Pacific Northeast, off British Columbia. Acting as command ship for Operation Romeo she carried French commandos of Le 1er Commando Français de l'Afrique du Nord, (English: First French Commando of North Africa) whose task it was to take the gun batteries at Cap Nègre as a prelude to the main action. Commander: From: To: 1: T/Lt.Cdr. List of crew killed in action aboard HMS Prince of Wales on December 10, 1941. HMCS PRINCE DAVID - Aug 1944 - LAC PA211358  (WW30) Looking forward CN001685 CSTMC/CN Collection, HMCS PRINCE DAVID in the Panama (GG14) Cdr Thomas D. Kelly addressing the PRINCE DAVID's crew  (GG15) York. Valentine Stuart Cain, David, Sailed on HAIDA 1956 57. (GG19-GG20) Inspection of PRINCE DAVIDS's crew by visiting H.M.C.S. Crew Photos on DVD. Late August 1942, Prince David, Prince Henry, Prince Robert and the corvettes HMCS Dawson and HMCS Vancouver, were ordered to co-operate with American forces being transported to Kodiak. In 1942, the Canadian ships were equipped with only rudimentary radar which made navigation a source of constant danger. Photos and Documents          Operation "Dragoon," the invasion of southern France, on Known as the Aleutian "Williwaw", violent winds born in the "storm factory" of the Bering Sea roared down the narrow mountain passes to challenge labouring convoys with little sea room to begin with. Acquired by RCN: 19 Canal zone, From the collection of Laurence (Larry) Fricke, (GG03) Boak, RCN; Landing Ships Infantry (Medium): HMCS Prince David – Cdr T.D. ship's badge for HMCS PRINCE DAVID  (GG06) Unidentified PO.QR 2c on HMS Black Prince Facebook Group. HMS Prince of Wales’ size and scope is awe-inspiring – she can embark 36 F-35B and four Merlin Helicopters. V.S. Prince David increased her speed to 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) and headed for Voltaire's estimated position. Hector Craig, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1942, Lee, end. Sailed on PRINCE DAVID as CO of a group Buckingham, RCNVR; LCA #736 – … To do this, you need to track down the crew lists for that previous vessel. refit at Esquimalt and Vancouver, joined Esquimalt Force. HMCS PRINCE DAVID  (GG07) HMCS PRINCE DAVID, (GG08) 03/03/2020 09/03/2020. Biography List; Hampton Gray; RAdm Walter Hose; Adm Charles Kingsmill; RAdm William Landymore; Adm Percy Nelles; AB Thomas Simpson; RAdm Robert Welland; War Posters; Crowsnest; Traditions . damaged by a mine on 10 Dec 1944, off Aegina Island, Greece. Chapter 8, Princes Three: Canada's use of Armed Merchant Cruisers during World War II, (Fraser M. McKee), page 133, Boutillier, James, A. RCN in Retrospect 1910–1968. - LAC PA143834  (WW22) Britain undergoing conversions to her superstructure for passenger 6 February (GG18) the collection of Jim Evans L/Sto, RCNVR, PRINCE DAVID's A-gun. After the war, Japanese salvage divers searched unsuccessfully for this wreck to salvage materials. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Prince David disembarked 418 troops, including elements of Le Régiment de la Chaudière, Royal Marines and a detachment of British pioneers on the Mike and Nan beaches in the Juno sector. Steamships liner, she was purchased on 19 Dec 1939, and after By February 1947 Prince David was in Britain undergoing conversions to her superstructure for passenger service. unknown location. With the onset of World War II, the Royal Canadian Navy … Vessels engaged in coastal or cross-Channel trade made a return half-yearly, while ships going to more … Three Princes - The Legion Magazine, Rev. Holes in the deck plating, crystallized valves and decrepit auxiliary engines augured an expensive refit as well as conversion.[8]. [4] Named after David E. Galloway, a vice president of Canadian National Steamships, Prince David arrived on the West Coast in the summer of 1930 and was put on the Vancouver – Victoria – Seattle daily service. This was not to say, however, that the work was dull or uneventful. During her An outbound lighter ferried her crew back to Prince David. One item of data on a crew list is potentially extremely useful: most entries show the previous ship that the seafarer worked on, so you can trace their career backwards. History Photo Gallery Sign Lost Comrades Guestbook View Lost Comrades Guestbook Maritime Superstitions Contact Links. DAVID, Portsmouth Harbour before D-Day on 05 Jun 1944  (WW32) Capt. On board Prince David was Prime Minister George Papandreou of Greece and his government in exile. In the early part of the war, as armed merchant cruisers equipped with antique guns and very little armour, Prince David and her sisters were sent to hunt enemy submarines and surface ships, tasks better suited to warships. Prince war seit 1978 im Musikgeschäft tätig. Thomas Douglas The Crown (TV Series 2016– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. craft exercising S/France" - LAC PA211357  (WW24) PRINCE DAVID and Kelly, RCNR; HMCS Prince Henry – Cdr V.S. However, the decline in trade due to the Depression had made it impractical for all three ships to operate in British Columbia waters. Crew Photos. Edward P. Diamond Ordinary Seaman. HMCS Prince David was one of three Canadian National Steamships passenger liners that were converted for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), first to armed merchant cruisers at the beginning of Second World War, then infantry landing ships (medium) or anti-aircraft escort. These events, plus the pre-war years of neglect, may have contributed to her early demise. Prince David seemed to be predisposed to striking underwater hazards: in 1932 as CNSS Prince David she spent six months hard aground on the North-East Breaker at Bermuda; in 1941, she was aground again in Bermuda; during her Alaskan tour, she struck an uncharted piling; and in the Mediterranean an exploding mine opened a 17-foot (5 m) hole in her plates. Crew of HMCS UGANDA. [25] With wounded on board and unable to retrieve any of her landing craft, Prince David sailed to Southampton, ending her D-Day involvement. Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to … As well as providing protection to shipping in the region, they were to reassure the public by their presence and satisfy American demands for a Canadian naval force in the area. For the next few weeks Prince David, in company with Prince Henry, ferried both troops and much-needed supplies to a famine-stricken Greece.[28]. SS Elias Howe, one of Prince David's charges, immediately sounded an emergency signal of six blasts on her whistle. PRINCE DAVID seemed to be predisposed to Armit, RCNR - 28 Dec 1940 - 24 Mar refit, scenes from the 1942 film Commandos She was named for Strathadam, New Brunswick. Once again the British Columbia coastline was largely undefended, and the province’s citizens clamoured for action. Late in February 1945 Prince David sailed for Esquimalt to be refitted and transferred to the RN for use in south-east Asia operations. Prince David H.M.C.S. LCAs, Source: Wikipedia  She sailed for Ferryville Dry-dock, at Bizerta Tunisia; there she was to remain for the next four weeks while she was fitted with a large patch[30] (which fell off a few days after leaving for Gibraltar[31] ). In early 1942, Japanese citizens were stripped of their … Weihnachten 1940 verbrachte die Crew der HMCS Prince Robert im Hafen von Valparaíso. Kenneth Frederick Adams, RCN - 25 Mar 1941 - 01 Dec 1941, Capt. Equipped with new landing craft and in the company of Prince Henry, Prince David, sailed on 24 July for Naples to take part in Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France by the US 7th Army and troops from Canada, France and Britain. Crew List Photographs. 1951. Boak, RCN; Landing Ships Infantry (Medium): HMCS Prince David – Cdr T.D. Kelly RCNR, (her final commanding officer) who had supervised the fitting-out of both ships. On 1 April 1941, Prince David was ordered to patrol off of the Pará River. Kelly, RCNR - unk - 11 Jun 1945, In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, In memory of those who have crossed the bar, Arnison, six months hard aground on the North-East Breaker at Bermuda; in On occasion sea boats were dropped and their crews left behind. These ships are now the most heavily armed of their kind and size in the world and have made a name for themselves on the invasion beaches of Europe. While the Prince ships were faster than their British counterparts, indeed, faster than the average disguised raider, and faster than Thor, they were undeniably out-classed in firepower: Prince David's 6-inch guns would be a poor match for the enemy's 5.9-inch (150 mm) calibre armament, with superior German director gear; reasonable doubt concerning the result of an engagement between them could be entertained only in conditions that put a little extra speed at a high premium. on beach Yugoslavia.” - LAC PA143812  (WW20) Bob Hicks, PO Tel and PO They did not function as did the bulk of the Canadian fleet: no rushing back and forth across the ocean, cold and damp, chained to 50 degrees North. Renamed Charlton Monarch, she entered the immigrant trade After the Japanese occupation of Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands, and fearing their attack posed a serious threat to the Northwest, a strong American naval force was deployed in Alaskan waters. Godfrey, RCN; Their two LCA Flotillas: HMCS Prince Henry’s: 528 Flotilla – Lt R.G. Her sister ships, on the other hand, were a different story: both were in need of major repairs. Dept. Prince David loaned the commandos her flotilla of landing craft to facilitate a series of attacks and reoccupation designed to take control of the inner islands of the Aegean. Buckingham, RCNVR; LCA #736 – … HMCS Strathadam was a River-class frigate that served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Thomas Douglas Leslie M. Deeds Able Seaman. Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince David (armed merchant cruiser) 04.1943-08.1943: Chief of Staff to the Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington, DC: 08.1943-12.1943: Naval Member of the Canadian Joint Staff Mission, Washington: 12.12.1943-15.04.1945: Commanding Officer, HMCS Prince Henry (armed merchant cruiser) (landings in Normandy … Non-aggressive countries have almost invariably gone to war unprepared, and the Allies had been forced to "make do"[16] with the equipment and ships at their disposal. HMCS Mayflower K191 with Crew and Gunshield Art. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-143809, A second section of infantrymen preparing to go Two 3-inch guns were fitted on the upper deck amidships, along with several light anti-aircraft machine guns. Harry, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 29 Jun 1942, Sillett, Unidentified (Square Rig) Petty Officer onboard HMCS PRINCE DAVID  Four 6-inch guns were fitted, one on each of the two decks forward and aft. Added to this was the age of the 6-inch guns themselves, which made it necessary to devote more care to the armament than was desirable in a hectic engagement.[12]. It was becoming apparent, by the fall of 1942, that Prince David and her sister ships were not equipped to defend themselves or their charges against well-armed enemy ships that, it was feared, may begin to operate off the West Coast. The Ship's Bell          Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series 2017– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The ship's arrival during the Great Depression led to the vessel's financial failure and by 1935, the ship was in limited use. The three original stacks were replaced with two shorter, oval ones, which gave a decidedly more cruiser like appearance. Prince David A Tribute to the Ship and her Crew. HMCS Prince David (F89) Last updated April … The British ships made their last course change at 05:49, but they had made their approach too fine (the German ships were only 30 degrees on the starboard bow) and their aft turrets could not fire. H-hour was set for 7.25, and after a delay of twenty minutes for a more favourable tide in the Juno sector, Prince David's landing craft started their hour-long trip to the beaches. Both ships made four more reinforcement trips to Normandy, one on 18 June and three in July. On 7 April, the Canadian ship entered a large oil patch. En route to Pearl Harbor, one boiler suffered a liner collapse which would have resulted in the ship’s withdrawal from active combat at any rate. PHOTO: DND/LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA—PA151740 The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, turned a European conflict into a global war. HMCS Prince David was commissioned with the pennant number F89 at Halifax on 28 December 1940, under the command of Captain W.B. Facts & figures. Allies Merchant Marine people by last name A (4065), B (7726), C (6233), D (4280), E (1904), F (3015), G (4043), H (6667), I (573), J (3006), … There were frequent damage control, search light and sea boat drills (in 32 foot cutters). She remained in the Mediterranean until March, 1945, then proceeded to London to refit in East India Dock. ", Roskill, S.W., The War at Sea, four volumes, London: Her As Prince David steamed south, she was abruptly ordered to steer 025° at best possible speed and search along HMS Voltaire's track. The fire was heating up the aft 3"/50 gun ammo magazine, and more crew were tied up relocating ammunition away from the shared bulkhead. 40. helicopters can be carried and embarked. like her two sister she saw strenuous service during the war and in 1948 … H.M.C.S. On one occasion, while escorting two merchant ships to Dutch Harbor, Prince David encountered a thickening fog. Chapter 8, Princes Three: Canada's use of Armed Merchant Cruisers during World War II, (Fraser M. McKee), page 129, Boutillier, James, A. RCN in Retrospect 1910–1968. To do this, you need to track down the crew lists for that previous vessel. Nach Sicherungsaufgaben im Pazifik wurde das Schiff im späteren Kriegsverlauf zu einem … In the spring of 1943, work was under way on the conversion of HMCS Prince David and HMCS Prince Henry to landing ship infantry (medium) LSI (M). Skit To do that, you will need to know her official number - a unique identifier which distinguishes ships of the same name and which is widely … soldiers boarding the landing craft on HMCS PRINCE DAVID  (GG16) This was one of the largest peacetime losses of life in Canadian Navy history, but thanks to the efforts of her crew, the ship was saved and HMCS Micmac went on to serve for another 17 years. The Crew If you are a former crew member, or descendant, and would like to donate … 6th - The PRINCE OF WALES was joined by the destroyers HMCS RESTIGOUCHE and ASSINIBOINE and RIPLEY, who had come from Iceland. A press clipping sent from Vice Admiral Nelles to Captain Adams, apparently from a British newspaper, stated the following: "We took after her at once, emitting loud yaps from our six-inch (152 mm) guns,' said Prince David's captain, describing the action, and, deceived by the aggressive spirit of the small ship, the powerful German fled at high speed."[17]. Twelve 6-inch (152 mm) guns were made available to the RCN to start the AMC program. infantry landing ship HMCS PRINCE DAVID, Italy, Jul 1944, Source: LS Donovan J. Thorndick / Canada. mine explosion on beach Yugoslavia  Photo PA143812 from Library and mine opened a 17-foot (5 m) hole in her plates. W.B. Captain Godfrey deployed a fog buoy as a precaution. Airing the signal flag on HMCS PRINCE DAVID - LAC PA211364  (WW17) Capt For three years, they were the largest ships in the RCN.[2]. During November and with public order deteriorating in Athens, Prince David was required to help concentrate forces there for a test of strength between the government and the opposition. HMCS Prince David (F89) was one of three Canadian National Steamships Canadian National Railway passenger liners that were converted for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), first to Armed Merchant Cruisers at the beginning of World War II, then Infantry Landing Ships (Medium) or Anti Aircraft Escort. December she was transferred to Esquimalt and in May, 1942, after She lasted only 6 years and was broken up at Swansea in 1951. The conversion of these ships was a unique experience for the Shipbuilders and Technical Officers of the Navy at Headquarters and Esquimult and turned to be the first effort of Canada towards the building of modern anti-aircraft cruisers and well-armed landing ships. Uganda proceeded to Eniwetok, and then to Pearl Harbor for refuelling before heading for Esquimalt. (WW35) LCT loaded with troops on D-Day - LAC PA211352, (WW36) Three Princes - The Legion Magazine, Cdr. There was little doubt that a ship had gone down in the area. Small bits of charred wood, cloth and newspapers were found and sharks were seen. The identity of this ship remains a mystery. Specialist. struck an uncharted piling; and in the Mediterranean an exploding HMCS Prince David … At Cowes on 21 April the two Canadian landing ships were joined with their flotillas of assault landing craft. This treaty limited the number of ships each nation was allowed to build and capped the tonnage of all capital ships at 35,000 tons. She remained in the Mediterranean until March, 1945, then proceeded to London to refit in East India Dock. HMCTS is … William Gerald, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 30 May 1945, McDermid, Zu Beginn des Jahres 1941 wurde der Hilfskreuzer, aufgrund der zunehmenden Spannungen mit Japan, in den westlichen Pazifik verlegt und dort zur Sicherung von Transporten kanadischer Truppen nach Hongkong abkommandiert; unter anderem eskortierte die HMCS Prince Robert … The wreck site was designated as a 'Protected Place' in 2001 under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986, just prior to the … At the end of August Prince David came upon the 4,000 ton British merchantman St. Margaret wallowing towards Trinidad at 5 kn (9.3 km/h; 5.8 mph), with engine trouble. As Charlton Monarch, she once broke down off the coast of Brazil, and on 11 June 1948, SS John Biscoe towed her for twelve hours into Pernambuco. night onboard HMCS PRINCE DAVID  (GG09) Lea Gillard (2nd from left) with in his cabin on HMCS PRINCE Prince David and her sisters, each with two separate employments, roamed most of the navigable world forming a little navy apart.[3]. Lea Gillard (right) with Lt. Col. She then resumed her former duties out of Esquimalt until This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 20:50. Pennant K 191 Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd. MontrealOrdered 20 Jan 1940 Laid down 20 Feb 1940 Launched 3 Jul 1940 Commissioned 15 May 1941 End service 31 May 1945 Fo'c'sle … From early 1941, HMCS Prince David served as convoy escort from West Indies Station in Bermuda. Esquimalt and Vancouver, was completed that December, and shortly Post May 20, 2007 #1 2007-05-20T13:49. July/44 PRINCE DAVID Med officer works on German “E” boat crew who were She lasted only 6 years and was broken up at Swansea in Credit: Canadian National Steamship Company, Limited Image No. William Welsh (centre) having birthday cake in mess aboard HMCS PRINCE William Carroll, SLt (E), RCNVR - 12 Jun 1941, Rhodes, For three years, they were the . Sold in 1947 to commercial use. striking a mine - LAC PA142894, PA211363, PA211363  (WW29) Sailors on There she was to intercept two enemy merchant ships, the German Norderney and the Italian Monbaldo, which were preparing to sail. Eric Hammon, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 10 Jul 1942, McBeath, In the spring of 1943, work was under way on the conversion of HMCS Prince David and HMCS Prince Henry to landing ship infantry (medium) LSI (M). The rebuilding, which took place at Esquimalt and Vancouver, was completed in December 1943 and shortly after re-commissioning, she left for the United Kingdom via Cristobal and New York, under Captain T.D. HMCS PRINCE DAVID (F89) The History of the PRINCE DAVID. Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series 2017– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. DAVID  (GG10) Lea Gillard holding service on HMCS PRINCE DAVID  1944  (GG04) On the bridge of HMCS PRINCE DAVID  (GG05) Sketch of After working up at Bermuda in After 2 hours of continuous shelling, the outgunned Voltaire began to sink. Due to delay in locating civilian addresses of men who had left the service when the war ended, the last cheque was not sent out until nine years after the event, 11 September 1950. 7th to 8th - On passage to Newfoundland. CONTACT, The Back, L to R: Carl Carlson (Chief Food Supply), Bill Jamieson (Chief Writer), Harold Moist (Chief Bosun's Mate), Bill Maynard (Assistant Chief Shipwright). Alfred Boden, A/LCdr (E), RCNR - 10 Jul 1940 (stand by), Berry, Soldiers in one of PRINCE DAVID's landing craft  (GG17) Ashore in In memory of those who lost their lives in HMS Prince of Wales "As long as we embrace them in our memory, their spirit will always be with us" Battle of the Denmark Strait May 24, 1941 . from the signal bridge on HMCS PRINCE DAVID - LAC PA211350, (WW31) Peter T. Dreyer Midshipman. [Prince David] as Trust members ‘crew’ HMS Prince of Wales; Trust members ‘crew’ HMS Prince of Wales . The specifications for all three ships had been identical: three decks, three funnels, cruiser sterns and accommodation for 300 passengers. William J. Fairbairn … The three 'Prince' ships were a unique part of Canada's war effort: taken out of mercantile service, converted to armed merchant cruisers, two of them (Prince David and Prince Henry) were reconfigured to infantry landing ships and one (Prince Robert) to an anti-aircraft escort; all three ships were paid off at war's end and then returned to mercantile service. (During the passage Churchill conducted rigorous rehearsals for the conference. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver & London. If there’s not enough space on one disk … Upon arrival in the Clyde in February 1944, Prince David was taken to Clydebank for a final fitting out. to an infantry landing ship. America and West Indies Station for the rest of the year. Thomas Douglas During the refit, on April 15, she was paid off, … Renamed Charlton Monarch, she entered the immigrant trade and ran from Britain to Australia, enjoying the freedom of the sea which she helped to secure. As the landing craft entered Piraeus, they were again met with a tumultuous welcome and no sign the enemy. German U-boats, although outnumbered and outclassed by this stage of the war, fought to the end. )1945: HMCS Prince David (armed merchant cruiser, from 12.1943 landing ship infantry (medium)) (invasions of Normandy & S France) 01.05.1945-03.01.1946 Cain, David, Sailed on HAIDA 1956 57. like her two sister she saw strenuous service during the war and in 1948 … Over the weekend of 29 th February to the 2 nd March the A1SLT was in the fortunate position of being aboard Britain’s newest warship, the super-carrier HMS Prince of Wales. Kelly, RCNR - 23 May 1943 - 14 May 1945, LCdr Charles Archibald McDonald, Charge chutes were added to the RCN. [ 2 ] one of Prince David and Prince Robert, had. Put ashore, some six hours in the frigid water before rescue arrived ; only twenty-seven of war. 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