HMS Nabob Survivors
In this photograph taken from the crippled HMS Nabob, members of the carrier's crew are being evacuated to the nearby Canadian destroyer HMCS Algonquin.
The German submarine U-354 torpedoed Nabob off the Norwegian coast on 22 August 1944, blowing a gigantic hole in the carrier's stern. The torpedo killed 21 crew members and wounded 40 others. Many survivors were evacuated to escorting destroyers, including 200 ferried to HMCS Algonquin. A second torpedo aimed at Nabob disabled HMS Bickerton, which later had to be sunk. The badly damaged Nabob was subsequently declared a total loss and used for parts.
George Metcalf Archival Collection