Objects and Photographs


HMCS Raccoon
HMCS Raccoon

A civilian yacht converted for military service, HMCS Raccoon was one of several Royal Canadian Navy ships sunk during the battle of the St. Lawrence.

The German submarine U-165 sank Raccoon in the early morning of 7 September 1942 during an attack on a convoy near Pointe-au-Père, Quebec. In the confusion, Raccoon's loss was not realized until later in the day. Little trace of the ship and its 37 crew was ever found, aside from some wreckage and the body of its captain, R.H. McConnell.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
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HMCS Chaleur at Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Quebec, 1939
Crew Members, HMCS Bras D'Or
U-Boat U-190 Commissioning
HMCS Fort Ramsay
"Minor war vessels at Gaspé, 1942"
HMCS Raccoon
Funeral of Able Seaman Donald Bowser, HMCS Charlottetown
Damaged Fairmile Motor Launch, 1944
The Torpedoing of HMCS Magog
Damage to HMCS Magog
HMCS Shawinigan
Surrendered U-Boats at Lisahally, Northern Ireland
The Surrender of U-190, 1945
U-190 and Canadian Escort
Under Canadian Control
U-889's Crew
Inside U-889
U-889's Control Room
U-889's Aft Torpedo Room
U-889's Stern
U-889's Bridge Superstructure
HMCS Kokanee
Confiscated Japanese Canadian Fishing Boats
R.B. Michelin, Fishermen's Reserve