Flower class corvette in the North Atlantic, such unglamorous vessels were the backbone of the convoy escorts which eventually defeated the U boat menace - 267 were built. They rolled heavily and were notoriously uncomfortable.
- Catalog:Stan Abele Collection Image - Filename:Stan Abele Collection Image - -----Image from the Stan Abele Special Collection. Stan was a Navy pilot in the Second World War who survived the attack on the USS Bunker Hill
HMCS BRANTFORD showing a significant buildup of ice. (Source Veteran Affairs Canada ) February Life for the 60 or so crew was very difficult, especially so when plying the Atlantic in winter, Ice become so thick it often threatened to capsize the ships
HMS Orchis was the first ship fitted with the very successful 10-cm wavelength Type 271 radar enabling detection of a surfaced submarine at 5000 yards or a submarine periscope at 1300 yards. Orchis was assigned first to the 4th Escort Group based at Greenock and then to Escort Group B3 of the Mid-Ocean Escort Force through early 1944. Orchis escorted convoy ONS-18 during the battle of Convoys ONS-18/ON-202
The USS Yorktown lists heavily to port after being struck by Japanese bombers and torpedo planes in the Battle of Midway on June A destroyer stands by at right to assist as a salvage crew on the flight deck tries to right the stricken aircraft carrier.