91 d'entre eux reposent depuis en Terre Bretonne. HMCS Athabaskan (R79), later renumbered (DDE 219), was a Tribal-class destroyer commissioned in 1947. Le 29 avril 1944, le destroyer Canadien 'HMCS ATHABASKAN" a été torpillé au large de cette côte, au cours d'un combat naval. LAST ACTION - HMCS ATHABASKAN; April 29, 1944 by Stuart Kettles The account which follows was originally transcribed from a wartime diary written by Stuart Kettles who served in the first ATHABASKAN. Sources Veterans Affairs Canada During the early hours of April 29, 1944, Athabaskan was patrolling with her sister Tribal-class destroyer Haida in support of a British mine laying operation off the coast of France. ATHABASKAN was therefore renamed IROQUOIS and launched as the lead ship while the original IROQUOIS was launched as ATHABASKAN. Athabaskan was sunk with heavy loss of life in the English Channel on 29 April 1944. HMCS Athabaskan-- 1944 History section 1950's Ken Lloyd 1959 Fred Bernhard & Gordon Stewart 1983 Brian Lapierre 2017 Brian Lapierre. 9 ont été inhumés à BRIGNOGAN. Friday 28th April. Des 261 marins alliés, 128 on trouvé la mort pour la LIBÉRATION de la FRANCE et le retour à la PAIX. Her captain and 128 men were lost, 83 taken prisoner and 44 men rescued by HMCS HAIDA. ARCTIC 1943 - ENGLISH CHANNEL 1944 . HMCS ATHABASKAN GO7 - First of Name (RCN Photo) The first two ships were laid down as IROQUOIS and ATHABASKAN but IROQUOIS was delayed by bombing while on the stocks. The Canadian tribal-class destroyer was patrolling off the northern coast of France in support of a British mine-laying operation when a German torpedo struck on April 29, 1944. Athabaskan was lost in the English Channel the night of 29 April 1944. The Athabaskan sunk in the early AM hours of April 29th, 1944, taking the lives of 128 men. Scrapped 1970. HMCS Aurora-- 1921 History section. He joined the crew of HMCS Athabaskan on February 3, 1944. HMCS Beacon Hill-- 1945-46 History section 1967 Robert Berbeck. But the 98-year-old -- one of a handful of sailors still alive who survived the sinking of the HMCS Athabaskan 76 years ago — is rarely alone in his thoughts. HMCS ATHABASKAN STORIES. C r e s t. As the ship belonged to the Royal Canadian Navy no details ... last TRIBAL Class destroyer to be built was named HMCS ATHABASKAN (ii) and was built in Halifax, Canada. “A … HMCS Athabaskan sank off Ilé de Baz on April 29, 1944 Germans pulled 83, including Hurwitz, from the water as prisoners of war. HMCS Bonaventure-- 1957 John Salmond early 1960's History section 1966 Robert Berbeck 1967-68 Brian Lapierre She was torpedoed by the German destroyer escort T24. Caption Model, HMCS Athabaskan; Additional Information The Royal Canadian Navy shared in attacks on enemy ships and supported mine-laying sorties. 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