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  • Corvette Oakville, story of the U-94 encounter
    Imagecomment       One naval story shows what Canadian sailors could do when faced with a close in enemy. In 1942 the corvette Oakville rammed a German U-boat, then ran up alongside it as its crew began spilling out of the conning tower. Twenty-two year-old Sub-Lt.Harold Lawrence and 23-year-old PO Arthur Powell jumped ...
    Imagecomment     One naval story shows what Canadian sailors could do when faced with a close in enemy. In 1942 the corvette Oakville rammed a German U-boat, then ran up alongside it ...
    Oakville Museum
  • HMCS Oakville article, page 2 of 3
    Image       ..detected and damaged by a US Naval aircraft. The fight has been vividly described in Maclean's Magazine, 19 October 1963, by the officer who boarded the U-94, Sub-Lieutenant Harold E.T. Lawrence, under the title "The Craziest Kill of the U-boat War"' The damage sustained in ramming the enemy forced OAKVILLE ...
    Image     ..detected and damaged by a US Naval aircraft. The fight has been vividly described in Maclean's Magazine, 19 October 1963, by the officer who boarded the U-94, Sub-Lieutenant Harold E.T. ...
    Oakville Museum
  • HMCS Oakville article, page 3 of 3
    Image       ...stations located an enemy submarine south of newfoundland, and a scratch hunting group under the command of captain (D), Halifax, who happened to be aboard HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, was sent to hunt it. Oakville was one of the shops detailed. However, the weather became so foul with force nine winds and ...
    Image     ...stations located an enemy submarine south of newfoundland, and a scratch hunting group under the command of captain (D), Halifax, who happened to be aboard HMCS RESTIGOUCHE, was sent to ...
    Oakville Museum
  • HMCS Oakville article, attached photograph
    Image       Copy of official photo of HMCS Oakville
    Image     Copy of official photo of HMCS Oakville
    Oakville Museum
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 1 of page 4
    Image       Canadian Naval Forces Memorandum: To Naval Braodcasting Officer. Re: Recent action of H.M.C.S. "Oakville". Interview with Lieut. Cully The following is vague in some sections. It was impossible to secure more explicit information than herein contained. H.M.C.S. Oakville was in convoy duty in the Caribbean, in company of several American ...
    Image     Canadian Naval Forces Memorandum: To Naval Braodcasting Officer. Re: Recent action of H.M.C.S. "Oakville". Interview with Lieut. Cully The following is vague in some sections. It was impossible to secure ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 2
    Image       bridge. Then Fenwick sighted the sub. Apparently, he had just previously come on deck. When called by the bosun's mate, he thought he was merely being called to go on watch, and had stepped into the compass shelter to sign the night order book (captain's book of instructions to the ...
    Image     bridge. Then Fenwick sighted the sub. Apparently, he had just previously come on deck. When called by the bosun's mate, he thought he was merely being called to go on ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with 
Lieut. Cully" page 3
    Image       Boat's crew was ordered away by Fenwick (Captain's voice not very strong). Cully relayed the order from the deck. The boat's crew knew that Lawrence and Powell had boarded the sub. (Detail on latter follows in second section). About this time, they discovered that all the lights on the ship ...
    Image     Boat's crew was ordered away by Fenwick (Captain's voice not very strong). Cully relayed the order from the deck. The boat's crew knew that Lawrence and Powell had boarded the ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Cully" page 4
    Image       Lee to Oakville: "Congratulations." (.R.T.) Oakville to Lee: "Require assistance. Stokehold making water. Close in." Lee to Oakville: "Closing in. Can you steam under your own power." Oakville to Lee: "At reduced speed. Can you put our officer aboard." Lee to Oakville: "We are sending him back now." Oakville to ...
    Image     Lee to Oakville: "Congratulations." (.R.T.) Oakville to Lee: "Require assistance. Stokehold making water. Close in." Lee to Oakville: "Closing in. Can you steam under your own power." Oakville to Lee: ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 6
    Image       Canadian Navy Forces -6- tried to find out if there were English prisoners aboard, but could elicit no further information. Another German said, "Bomb, Bomb," pointing to the deck. P. was worried for fear there might be a time bomb below. All this time, the prisoners were jabbering excitedly, and ...
    Image     Canadian Navy Forces -6- tried to find out if there were English prisoners aboard, but could elicit no further information. Another German said, "Bomb, Bomb," pointing to the deck. P. ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Canadian Naval Forces "Interview with Lieut. Lawrence and Stoker Petty Officer Powell" page 7
    Image       Canadian Naval Forces -7- Bit of gas evident. Powell shouted down to him that he thought they had a time bomb set. L. saw a half open door with wire oddly placed on it. Afraid of it being a booby trap, he left it alone. Decided to go above. Got ...
    Image     Canadian Naval Forces -7- Bit of gas evident. Powell shouted down to him that he thought they had a time bomb set. L. saw a half open door with wire ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Enemy Submarines Destroyed by RCN Warships or Allied Forces
    Image       28 Aug. U-94 HMCS Oakville and US Squadron 92 / 170 degrees 40 N 74 degrees 30 W Windward Passage Caribbean
    Image     28 Aug. U-94 HMCS Oakville and US Squadron 92 / 170 degrees 40 N 74 degrees 30 W Windward Passage Caribbean
    Oakville Museum
  • HMCS Oakville
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  • Lt. A.C. Jones R.C.N.R. Commanding Officer of HMCS OAKVILLE speaks at Christening Ceremony
    Image       HMCS Oakville Christening Cceremony, Oakville, November 5, 1941
    Image     HMCS Oakville Christening Cceremony, Oakville, November 5, 1941
    Oakville Museum
  • Rear Admiral P. W. Nelles RCN Chief of Naval Staff and the Hon. Angus Macdonald, Minister of National Defence for Naval Affairs, at the Oakville Club
    Image       Christening of HMCS Oakville event, November 5, 1941
    Image     Christening of HMCS Oakville event, November 5, 1941
    Oakville Museum
  • Christening Party departing HMCS Oakville
    Image       November 5, 1941
    Image     November 5, 1941
    Oakville Museum
  • Lieut.Harold Lawrence of Brockville and Stoker Petty Officer Arthur Powell of Timmins in Oakville
    Image       Sailors involved in capture of German U-94 on tour in November 1942
    Image     Sailors involved in capture of German U-94 on tour in November 1942
    Oakville Museum
  • Scene at the Oakville banquet for Powell and Lawrence, November, 1942
    Image       Publicity tour of Powell and Lawrence in 1942
    Image     Publicity tour of Powell and Lawrence in 1942
    Oakville Museum
  • Dignitaries and students on board HMCS Oakville, November 5, 1941
    Image       Christening of HMCS Oakville, November 5, 1941.
    Image     Christening of HMCS Oakville, November 5, 1941.
    Oakville Museum
  • HMCS Oakville sailor cleans nameplate
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    Image     photograph
    Oakville Museum
  • Stone cairn commemorating HMCS Oakville in Tannery Park dedicated by Lieut. Governor Lincoln Alexander in June 1989
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