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HMS Nabob Survivors
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
CWM 19830156-067

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Polyarny Harbourfront, April 1945
Oslo Harbour, Norway, 13 May 1945
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Canadian Sailor and German Private, Copenhagen, Denmark
HMCS Iroquois Escorting Prinz Eugen
Gun Crew, HMCS Prince Robert
Canadian Landing Craft, Īle du Levant
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Fairey Firefly Landing
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HMS Nabob
HMS Nabob Survivors
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Convoy at Sea
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Burning Oil Tanker
Torpedo Damage, SS Samtucky
Torpedo Damage, MS Kronprinsen