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Battle of the Atlantic
Battle of the Atlantic by Parks Canada
Battle of the Atlantic by Department of Veterans Affairs
Rear-Admiral Desmond Piers Times of London, 5 Dec 2005
Battle of the Atlantic Sunday by John Duerkop
A total of 75 Canadian and Newfoundland registered merchant ships
were lost or constructive total losses during World War Two.
The first Canadian merchant ship lost was the Danish owned but
Canadian manned freighter Erik Boye that was torpedoed with
no survivors in the North Atlantic 15 June 1940. The last was
the tanker Silver Star Park that was run down by another ship
while she was at anchor off New Bedford Massachusetts 12 April 1945.
Sixteen of her crew died...
The Merchant Navy of Canada
About 12,000 sailors served in the Merchant Navy of Canada during WW2...
...an able seaman received $119.12 per month...
Canadian WW2 Merchant Ship Losses by Naval Museum of Manitoba
Casualty List for Canadian Merchant Seamen WW2 by Billy McGee
Lists the names of 1,554 Canadian Merchant Seamen, lost during WW2
from Canadian, British and foreign ships, including British Seamen
lost on Canadian owned/managed ships...