HMCS Provider, HMCML Q106 & Q108, 1940's
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 presumably in Bermuda. This may have been taken at the
same time as the photo above, but from the opposite angle.
HMCS Provider presumably in Bermuda. This also shows a good photo
of Fairmile motor launch Q106.
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 are not.
This photo may also have been taken from another Motor Launch.
Fairmile HMC Motor Launch Q108 at sea.
See info about Canada's Fairmile Motor Launch fleet
at this website.
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, 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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