Sunday, March 20, 2011

VERDUNITS ADOPT HMCS DUNVER

How Verdun became Dunver

 

This is a story that is new to me but I have a feeling that it's been told before 

 

4 comments:

pauline garneau said...

Crew




The H.M.C.S. Dunver

The H.M.C.S Dunver

pauline garneau said...

http://www.wlu.ca/lcmsds/cmh/back%20issues/CMH/volume%2010/issue%202/Quince%20&%20Durflinger%20-%20Through%20the%20Camera's%20Lens%20-%20Scenes%20from%20Aboard%20the%20Frigate%20HMCS%20Dunver,%201943-1945.pdf








"Nothing Would Be Too Much Trouble:"
Hometown Support for HMCS Dunver, 1943-1945
Serge Durflinger

http://www.cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/vol12/tnm_12_4_1-12.pdf

pauline garneau said...

Les F said...

I have to admit I had never heard this story before,.I knew of the HMS Verdun,but hadn't come across this info before: I will place it under the 'learn something knew everyday' category

Here are some of the stats of that ship,which were accompanied by the same photo as in poly's posted above.....
Statistical Data
Pendant: K03
Type: Frigate
Class: RIVER Class 42-43 Programme
Displacement: 1445 tonnes
Length: 301.5 ft
Width: 36.6 ft
Draught: 9 ft
Speed: 19 kts
Compliment: 8 Officers and 133 Crew
Arms: 1-4" (1 x II), 1-12 pdr.
Builder: Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Quebec City, Que.
Keel Laid: 05-May-42
Date Launched: 10-Nov-42
Date Commissioned: 09-Nov-43
Paid off: 23-Jan-46
.........................................................................................Cheers !! HF&RV