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HMCS HURON G24 / 216

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Crew of HMCS Huron 216, date unknown

Courtesy of Brian Whitehouse

 


 

 

HMCS Huron G24

In this undated photograph, stokers group around HMCS Huron's "A" gun while the ship is alongside another destroyer (right). Visible on many of their right arms are the three-bladed propeller badges indicating their specialty. These sailors were part of a team that prided itself on being able to give Huron's captain, LCdr Herbert S. Rayner, the power and manoeuvrability needed during battles around Arctic convoys and against German destroyers in the English Channel. Huron had three oil-fired boilers feeding two powerful steam turbine engines that could drive the ship as fast as 36 knots (over 66 kph).

Source: Canadian War Museum / George Metcalf Archival Collection CWM 19890282-003

 


 

 

HMCS Huron G24, Halifax, 13 Jun 1945

Source: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-170720

 

 

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