91 d'entre eux reposent depuis en Terre Bretonne. He joined the crew of HMCS Athabaskan on February 3, 1944. HMCS Athabaskan (G07), a Tribal-class destroyer, commissioned in 1943 and torpedoed in the English Channel off French coast on 29 April 1944. HMCS Athabaskan sank off Ilé de Baz on April 29, 1944 Germans pulled 83, including Hurwitz, from the water as prisoners of war. Athabaskan was lost in the English Channel the night of 29 April 1944. The Athabaskan sunk in the early AM hours of April 29th, 1944, taking the lives of 128 men. C r e s t. As the ship belonged to the Royal Canadian Navy no details ... last TRIBAL Class destroyer to be built was named HMCS ATHABASKAN (ii) and was built in Halifax, Canada. Athabaskan was sunk with heavy loss of life in the English Channel on 29 April 1944. Her captain and 128 men were lost, 83 taken prisoner and 44 men rescued by HMCS HAIDA. HMCS ATHABASKAN GO7 - First of Name (RCN Photo) The first two ships were laid down as IROQUOIS and ATHABASKAN but IROQUOIS was delayed by bombing while on the stocks. HMCS Athabaskan (R79), later renumbered (DDE 219), was a Tribal-class destroyer commissioned in 1947. 9 ont été inhumés à BRIGNOGAN. Le 29 avril 1944, le destroyer Canadien 'HMCS ATHABASKAN" a été torpillé au large de cette côte, au cours d'un combat naval. Scrapped 1970. HMCS Bonaventure-- 1957 John Salmond early 1960's History section 1966 Robert Berbeck 1967-68 Brian Lapierre ARCTIC 1943 - ENGLISH CHANNEL 1944 . She was torpedoed by the German destroyer escort T24. HMCS Athabaskan-- 1944 History section 1950's Ken Lloyd 1959 Fred Bernhard & Gordon Stewart 1983 Brian Lapierre 2017 Brian Lapierre. HMCS ATHABASKAN STORIES. But the 98-year-old -- one of a handful of sailors still alive who survived the sinking of the HMCS Athabaskan 76 years ago — is rarely alone in his thoughts. Signal, 201915B May 1943, R.A. to Athabaskan, Document Collection 81/520, 8000 HMCS Athabaskan; Report on Action with Enemy, A.M. 26th April 1944, 27 April 1944, Document Collection 81/520, 8000 HMCS Athabaskan; Report on the Loss of HMCS Athabaskan, No.5132/0161, 30 April 1944, Document Collection 81/520, 8000 HMCS Athabaskan Sources Veterans Affairs Canada During the early hours of April 29, 1944, Athabaskan was patrolling with her sister Tribal-class destroyer Haida in support of a British mine laying operation off the coast of France. Friday 28th April. HMCS Aurora-- 1921 History section. The Canadian tribal-class destroyer was patrolling off the northern coast of France in support of a British mine-laying operation when a German torpedo struck on April 29, 1944. Des 261 marins alliés, 128 on trouvé la mort pour la LIBÉRATION de la FRANCE et le retour à la PAIX. 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