HMCS Athabaskan Commemorates Battle of the Atlantic

On May 3rd, 2015, while deployed in support of Operation CARIBBE, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan took time to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, as well as the loss of HMCS Athabaskan G-07.

The ceremony took place at sea and recognized the sacrifices made by the Royal Canadian Navy, Merchant Marine, Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army who gave their lives in the North Atlantic during the Second World War.

It also honoured the crew of HMCS Athabaskan G-07 who lost their lives or were taken as prisoners of war on the night of 29 April, 1944, when the ship was sunk through enemy action off the coast of France.

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