HMCS Prince Robert, dated Dec. 28, 1943
" In 1941 the ROBERT was attached to New Zealand as convoy protection for the airmen
coming to Canada for the Commonwealth Air Training Plan. She then escorted the Canadian troops to Hong Kong in
the ill-fated plan to defend the port against the Japanese. Before her 1943 conversion, ROBERT spent her time
looking for enemy merchant shipping where she successfully captured the German ship, M.S. Weser. She was then
converted to an AA ship, and escorted convoys in the Mediterranean and was even put under US command for a period
of time for operations in the Aleutians. In July, 1945, she went to join the British Pacific Fleet, and in August
arrived in Hong Kong to facilitate the release of the Canadian POWs and to have her Captain represent Canada at the
surrender ceremonies. "
The above quote is taken from
The HMCS Prince Robert Tribute Website.
This DND photo is dated December 28, 1943.
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Robert Berbeck for providing this photo from Ken Lloyd's collection.
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