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HMCS Ville de Québec Gets a Sub
HMCS Ville de Québec Gets a Sub

War artist Harold Beament's painting depicts the destruction by the Canadian corvette HMCS Ville de Québec of German U-Boat (submarine) U-224 on 13 January 1943.

While helping to escort a convoy in the Mediterranean, Ville de Québec detected a submerged U-Boat on its ASDIC (sonar), and promptly delivered an attack with depth charges that drove U-224 to the surface. Ville de Québec's gunners opened fire on the submarine, and the corvette then rammed it, knocking the U-Boat's one survivor (centre) from the conning tower into the water. U-224 sank rapidly, and an underwater explosion a minute later marked its end.

HMCS Ville de Québec Gets a Sub
Painted by Harold Beament around 1945
Beaverbrook Collection of War Art
CWM 19710261-1031

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