U-570 Sailor's Cap
Gordon Charlebois, a Royal Canadian Naval Reserve officer serving in HMCS Niagara, kept this German sailor's cap as a souvenir of German submarine U-570's August 1941 surrender.
During the Second World War, a number of U-Boats surrendered to Allied forces or were seized by Allied boarding parties following battles. U-570, damaged by a British aircraft on 27 August 1941, surrendered to Allied forces, including HMCS Niagara. Subsequently towed to Iceland, repaired, and renamed HMS Graph, the submarine remained in British service until 1944.
Service Dress Cap