Objects and Photographs


Crew Members, HMCS Bras D'Or
Crew Members, HMCS Bras D'Or

This photograph shows some of HMCS Bras D'Or's crew of 30. The sailor in the back row marked with an arrow remains unidentified.

Many aboard the small auxiliary minesweeper were members of the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, with merchant navy experience. One sailor (front row, centre) wears ribbons for First World War medals. Bras D'Or vanished off Anticosti Island in the early morning of 19 October 1940 while escorting a Romanian merchant ship. No survivors or traces of the ship were ever found, and the exact cause of Bras D'Or's loss remains a mystery.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19720197-001

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