Depth Charge Attack on U-Boat
This photograph shows the plume of water raised by a depth charge attack during the hunting and destruction of the German U-Boat (submarine) U-448 on 14 April 1944.
A careful hunt culminating in a joint depth charge attack by HMCS Swansea and the British ship HMS Pelican drove U-448 to the surface, where the submarine's crew abandoned their vessel. The successful attack took place north of the Azores, where the British-based Swansea was part of an escort group supporting convoys. This photograph is taken from the album of Fred Flater, a Stoker Petty Officer serving in Swansea. Ultimately involved in the destruction of four U-boats, Swansea was the Royal Canadian Navy's most successful submarine hunter.
George Metcalf Archival Collection