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ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY
HMCS PROVIDER
Photos © Copyright 1942-
by the estate of Allan Bertelsen.

HMCS Provider, HMCML Q106 & Q108, 1940's

HMCS Provider in Bermuda

HMCS Provider presumably in Bermuda, with two Fairmile patrol boats at its bow.
Note that this is HMCS Provider I. Commissioned in 1943, she served mainly in the Caribbean until the end of the war. She was sold to Peru in 1946 and scrapped in 1961. Source: For Posterity's Sake.

HMCS Provider in Bermuda

HMCS Provider presumably in Bermuda. This may have been taken at the same time as the photo above, but from the opposite angle.

HMCS Provider in Bermuda

HMCS Provider presumably in Bermuda. This also shows a good photo of Fairmile motor launch Q106.

HMC ML Q108

Fairmile HMC Motor Launch Q108 and and what looks like Q134, presumably in Bermuda. However, the Naval Museum of Manitoba entry on Fairmiles states that the numbers only went as high as Q129. Two other motor launches are also visible but their numbers aren't.
This photo may also have been taken from another Motor Launch.

HMC ML Q108

Fairmile HMC Motor Launch Q108 at sea.
See info about Canada's Fairmile Motor Launch fleet at this website.

Italian submarine

An Italian submarine which surrendered off the coast of Bermuda. Italy surrendered on 8 Sept., 1943, and several Italian submarines were based in Bermuda onwards for training purposes, under Allied command.

Depth charges

Depth charges, Atlantic. Date unknown.

Many thanks to Allan Bertelsen for these photos.

Can you provide details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.


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