Haida

Haida

A Story of the Hard Fighting Tribal Class Destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy on the Murmansk Convoy, the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay

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Baker & Taylor
"This action-packed account - winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Non-fiction in 1947 - chronicles Canada's most famous warship, from her commissioning in 1943 until her return to Halifax for a refit late in 1944. HMCS Haida began her career on convoy duty from Britain to Murmansk, taking part in the battle between HMS Duke of York and the German Scharnhorst that led to the Scharnhorst's destruction. During the months surrounding the D-Day invasion of Normandy, Haida and her sister TribalClass Destroyers cleared the English Channel and French coastal waters of enemy vessels, with Haida herself sinking more than a dozen German ships, including two destroyers and a U-boat. Commander William Sclater witnessed these events first hand, and his description, together with paintings by Grant Macdonald, provides a vivid recounting of the heroic days of the Second World War."--Provided by publisher.

Oxford University Press
This action-packed, first-hand account chronicles the mission of Canada's most famous naval warship from her commissioning in 1943 to her return to Halifax for a refit in late 1944. The ship began her career on convoy duty from Britain to Murmansk, and the book includes a vivid description of the battle between the HMS Duke of York and the GermanScharnhorst that led to the Scharnhorst's destruction. Haida went on to patrol the French coast in the months leading up to D-Day, and then with her sister ships guarded the Western Approaches on D-Day itself, sinking two German destroyers and crippling two more. Commander William Sclater witnessed these events first-hand, and his description-together with paintings by Grant Macdonald-provides a vivid recounting of the heroic days of the Second World War.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Oxford University Press, c2012
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780195447934
Branch Call Number: 940.545 SCL
Characteristics: 221 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Macdonald, Grant 1909-1987

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ArcticAndy
Aug 10, 2017

An excellent account of the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Haida in WW2 from her commissioning to convoy duty from Britain to Murmansk, D-Day and then on to Halifax for a refit late in 1944. Recommended reading for those interested in Canadian History.

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Sep 06, 2013

One must take into account this book was written in 1946-47 and spirit of the times is present. But it was very interesting to hear of the Canadian Navy's role in WWII which I am sorry to say I knew very little about. This book actually won the Governor General's Award for Non-fiction in 1947.

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