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Second World War
Battle of the Atlantic  - Atlantic Battleground

Allied forces, including the Royal Canadian Navy, fought against Axis forces in the battle of the Atlantic over a vast and often dangerous oceanic battlefield. Harbours and bases like Halifax were essential for ships, and commanders on shore planned and coordinated the movements of convoys and anti-submarine forces.

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Canadians in the Caribbean
Canadians in the Caribbean

As the German submarine offensive expanded into the Caribbean in 1942, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) provided escorts for convoys in the Caribbean, where the corvette HMCS Oakville helped sink German submarine U-94.

Sighted, attacked and damaged by an American aircraft as it approached a convoy, U-94 subsequently came under attack from Oakville (top), which fatally damaged the submarine before sending a boarding party consisting of Sub-Lieutenant Hal Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Art Powell (lower right).

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Canadian Destroyers
MV Empire MacDermott, Halifax Drydock
Warships at St. John's, Newfoundland
The Harbour of New York
Canadian Corvette in Loch Foyle
Canadians in the Caribbean
Corvette in Ice
Ice on Corvette
Staff of Naval Member, Canadian Joint Staff Mission, August 1943
Rear Admiral Leonard Warren Murray
Enigma Machine
National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa
Plotting Room, Ottawa, 29 November 1943
Consolidated B-24 Liberators, Gander, Newfoundland
Escort Carrier, St. John's, Newfoundland