Objects and Photographs


The Torpedoing of HMCS Magog
The Torpedoing of HMCS Magog

These four photographs show the aftermath of U-1223's attack on the frigate HMCS Magog, including the rescue of badly injured crew.

Using an acoustic torpedo that homed in on the ship's noise, U-1223 attacked Magog near Pointe-des-Monts, Quebec, on 14 October 1944. The explosion killed three crew, severely wounded three others, and severely damaged the ship. Some of the badly injured crew, seen at upper left, were evacuated by a Royal Canadian Air Force flying boat, seen at bottom left. Extraordinary efforts by Magog's crew prevented their heavily damaged ship from sinking.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 20030315-002_p1

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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