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The rise and fall of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1945-1964 : a critical study of the senior leadership, policy and manpower management

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I am currently reading this and I think its fascinating.

And may be a good read considering our current personnel shortages.

If you feel so inclined:

 
I am currently reading this and I think its fascinating.

And may be a good read considering our current personnel shortages.

If you feel so inclined:

So the more things change.....that was an interesting read.
 
This YouTube fellow does a lot of Naval history and ship videos.
The part re HMCS Oakville is worth viewing. Perserverance.

The H.M.C.S. Oakville, a Flower-class corvette, was constructed at Port Arthur, Ontario. It was christened and formally adopted by the town of Oakville on November 5, 1941.
The Oakville is most famously known for the dramatic and courageous capture of German submarine U-94, on August 28, 1942, a mere ten months after its launch. While escorting a convoy of between Cuba and Haiti, the Oakville came under attack by the U-boat. With supporting fire from an American seaplane, the corvette was able to force U-94 to surface with its depth charges, and subdue it by ramming it twice.
Armed with only a pistol each, crew members Lt. Harold Lawrence and P.O. Arthur Powell courageously boarded the submarine and obtained the surrender of the 19 German survivors. Three months later, a year after the Oakville set sail, Lt. Lawrence and P.O. Powell visited Oakville, where they were greeted by the mayor and over 2,000 proud supporters.

P.S. Retired from RCN in 1965. Lawrence taught at the University of Ottawa and the University of Victoria after retiring from the Navy. He wrote three books concerning World War II. A Bloody War was published in 1979, Tales of the North Atlantic in 1985, and Victory at Sea in 1989.


The Royal Canadian Navy - Sinking you, but politely

 
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