Destroyers HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Sioux were valuable additions to the Canadian fleet in February 1944.
Slightly smaller and with more of an emphasis on torpedoes than Tribal class destroyers like HMCS Haida, their service in Europe included attacks against German convoys, escort work for Arctic convoys to the Soviet Union, and shore bombardment during the landings in Normandy. Following the May 1945 defeat of Germany, powerful units from the Royal Canadian Navy's Atlantic fleet were redeployed to the war against Japan. Many, like Algonquin, were still in transit when Japan capitulated in August.
George Metcalf Archival Collection