HMCS Prince Robert, 1941 - 1945.
An official photo of HMCS Prince Robert.
This photo of HMCS Prince Robert was presumably taken by Jack Miller. Location is unknown.
This photo was taken from the bridge of HMCS Prince Robert, and shows a Canadian corvette under attack.
NEWS RELEASE -- H.M.C.S. "PRINCE ROBERT": Warships of the Royal Navy and Royal
Canadian Navy escorting a large convoy to the United Kingdom, recently rode out a heavy sea bombing. The above
photograph was taken from the bridge of H.M.C.S. "PRINCE ROBERT" by Lieutenant H.J. Mott, Canadian Naval
Photographer, and shows a glider bomb released by a Heinkel 177 falling into the sea close to a Canadian corvette.
PRINCE ROBERT, Canadian anti-aircraft cruiser, commanded by Captain A.M. Hope, R.C.N., of Halifax sailed up to the
convoy on a Sunday afternoon just as 32 enemy planes, some of them carrying glider bombs, set in to attack the
convoy. The planes fled after a battle that lasted nearly three hours. All ships and their escorts reached the
United Kingdom safely.
This is an official photo but the ship is unidentified. It looks like an armed merchant cruiser all done up
in camoflage paint.
Email Tom Miller (the son of Jack Miller).
Can you provide details or corrections?
Please email Charlie Dobie.
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