LAC Photo. This is a story which those interested in the Prince Robert might find interesting. She left Auckland on July 28, 1941 for Easter Island to investigate reports of a Japanese supply ship in the area, and arrived at Esquimalt on August 24 for a short refit. She left in mid-September for patrol off Mexico and Peru, and on September 25 intercepted and captured the German freighter Weser. HMCS Prince Henry was an armed merchant cruiser and a landing ship infantry during World War II for the Royal Canadian Navy.The ship began service as the ocean liner SS Prince Henry for the Canadian National Steamship Company servicing ports along the Canadian British Columbia Coast and cities in the United States Northwest. Das Schiff war dort zwischen 1930 und dem Kriegsbeginn im Einsatz gewesen. This marked the end of her career in the Royal Canadian CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. C.T. Compliment: PRINCE ROBERT spent her time from commissioning until 1943 in the Pacific, primarily looking for enemy merchant shipping. VR1993.399.153.Prince Robert in Hong Kong, 1945. 2nd row from the front, 5th from left, is John “Jack” A. Hawes, who was an RCN photographer. Canadian and British prisoners-of-war awaiting liberation by the landing party from HMCS Prince Robert, Hong Kong, ca. The PRINCE ROBERT was the most noteworthy of three of the most unusual ships to sail. 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. (WW31) William Welsh (centre) having birthday cake in mess aboard HMCS PRINCE DAVID, Portsmouth Harbour before D-Day on 05 Jun 1944 (WW32) Capt. Die HMCS Prince Robert war ein kanadischer Hilfskreuzer, der zu Beginn des Zweiten Weltkrieges aus einem kleinen Passagierschiff für den Dienst an der kanadischen Pazifikküste entstanden war. 1941 officers of the Canadian troop on board HMCS Prince Robert troop ship to Hong Kong.. H.M.C.S. She metamorphosed more times than a butterfly. VR1991.349.7 55.Prince Robert before WW2, in a harbour with grain elevators. VR1992.28.7.Prince Robert, mid-WW2. She was paid off on 02 Jan 1943, for conversion to an auxiliary A/A ship, and was re-commissioned on 07 Jun 1943 at Vancouver, leaving Esquimalt 12 days It was one of the CN ships that along with the Prince Henry and Prince David were taken over by the RCN, and turned into what were called auxiliary cruisers. She metamorphosed more times than a butterfly. In 1939, along with her two sister rcnhistory.org :ROYAL CANADIAN NAVYHMCS Prince Robert.Photos Copyright ©CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum. No museum accession number. In August, 1942, Prince Robert was placed under USN control for duty in the Aleutians, arriving back at Esquimalt on November 4. The ship's arrival during the Great Depression led to the vessel's financial failure and by 1935, the ship was in … VR1991.382.1.Prince Robert about 1939. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. Originally designed as a fast coastal ferry, she later became a cruise ship, an AMC, an A/A cruiser, a refugee transport, and finally, a luxurious ocean liner. HMCS Prince Robert, mostly unidentified crew members, 1945. In November she escorted a shipload of ill-fated Canadian troops to Hong Kong and on her return rejoined Esquimalt Force. VR1991.320.1. Operating under orders of the United States Navy , and designated as Force "D", they escorted convoys between Kodiak and Dutch Harbor (now Unalaska ), Alaska as part of the Aleutian Islands campaign. On August 31 Prince Robert entered Hong Kong, where her commanding officer had to honour re represent Canada at the surrender ceremonies, September 16. Though reassigned to Plymouth Command in January, 1944, she remained at the same duties, and from June to August escorted Mediterranean convoys. 30 August 1945. article is specifically about the Prince David). On December 15 she left Callao, Peru for Australia to act as escort to a Canada-bound troop convoy, and in May, 1942 returned to the South Pacific for three months' escort and patrol duties under RN control on the New Zealand Station. They numbered 57 men and officers–all the ship’s company Beard, RCN) intercepts and captures the German merchant Weser (9472 GRT) off Manzanillo, Mexico. sisters, Prince Robert was purchased in December, 1939, and fitted out as an AMC, commissioning at Vancouver July 31, 1940. Upon completion, Prince Robert an… The third of the C.N. In November, she was assigned to Gibraltar Command, Mediterranean Fleet, and employed as A/A escort to U.K.-Sierra Leone and U.K.-Mediterranean convoys. HMCS PRINCE ROBERT 28 Dec 1943 From the Len Lloyd collection Courtesy of Robert Berbeck Click on the above photo to view a larger image Paul, Stewart, L/Coder - main deck 3rd row, 10th from right She left in mid-September for patrol off Mexico and Peru, and on September 25 intercepted and captured the German freighter Weser. sisters, Prince Robert was purchased in December, 1939, and fitted out as an AMC, commissioning at Vancouver July 31, 1940. HMCS Prince Robert was built in 1930 by CN Steamships, She left Esquimalt July 4, 1945, for service with the British Pacific Fleet, arriving at Sydney, Australia on August 10. HMCS Prince Robert was one of three identical ships used as armed merchant cruisers (AMCs) by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) during the Second World War. Return to the Allied Warships section Can you provide details or corrections? The photo description indicates Notable events involving Prince Robert include: 25 Sep 1940 HMCS Prince Robert (Cdr. Builder: Cammell, Laird & Co., Birkenhead, U.K. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. On 13 Mar 1944, with U.S. naval units and U.S. and British aircraft, she assisted in sinking U 575 in the North Atlantic. HMCS PRINCE ROBERT TRIBUTE SITE Edward A Sellers 1940 Year-End Review On the Condition of HMCS Prince Robert as reported by Medical Officer, Surgeon Lieutenant E. A. HMCS Prince Robert–Port of Vancouver’s own fighting ship–was something new to him. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. VR1993.57a.1.Prince Robert at Gibraltar, 1943. VR1991.256.16.Prince Robert about 1941. This is a story which those interested in the Prince Robert might find interesting. In September Prince Robert left Plymouth for Esquimalt, and upon arrival underwent a refit that lasted until June, 1945. The ship's arrival during the Great Depression led to the vessel's financial failure and by 1935, the ship was in limited use. For three years, they were the largest ships in the RCN. Sellers. who have kindly given their permission to publish them on this website. HMCS PRINCE ROBERT before her 1943 conversion. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. October, 1945, so this must be the crowd greeting the ship on her return from Hong Kong. The island fell under Japanese occupation for three years and eight months CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. Originally designed as a fast coastal ferry, she later became a cruise ship, an AMC, an A/A cruiser, a refugee transport, and finally, a luxurious ocean liner. 1942, PRINCE ROBERT was placed under USN control for duty in the Aleutians, arriving back at Esquimalt on 04 Nov 1942. HMCS Prince Robert was the first of three refrigerated passenger and cargo ships constructed at Birkenhead for Canadian National for operation along the British Columbia Coast during the 1930s. Royal Canadian Navy : HMCS Prince Robert HMCS Prince Robert was built in 1930 by CN Steamships, to serve as a small luxury liner serving the tourist trade on Canada's west coast. Crew of the Nazi fast freighter Weser, which fell prize to HMCS Prince Robert, marched jauntily into the Dominion Immigration Building here shortly after 1 a.m. today. On October 20 she arrived at Esquimalt with repatriated Canadian prisoners from Hong Kong, and on December 10 was paid off and laid up in Lynn Creek, B.C. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. Navy. Probably Lions Gate Bridge, Vancouver. This painting shows Prince Robert before she was converted into an Armed Merchant Cruiser at the start of WW2. This is a story which those interested in the Prince Robert might find interesting. VR1991.382.2.Twin .303 Lewis gun mountings on Prince Robert, about 1939. He gave most of the credit for the capture to his second in command, Lieut.-Commander G CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum, PRINCE ROBERT 1945 "The PRINCE ROBERT was the most noteworthy of three of the most unusual ships to sail. PRINCE ROBERT ARRIVES AT HONG KONG November 16, 1941 The Canadian contingent - the largest single body - The first to VR1992.28.1.Prince Robert about 1940. Prince Robert watercolour. HMCS Prince Robert was the first of three refrigerated passenger and cargo ships constructed at Birkenhead for Canadian National for operation along the British Columbia Coast during the 1930s. Seaman-Torpedoman – H.M.C.S Prince Robert September 1940 - March 1941 Diary ~ Photo Album Extracts of time aboard HMCS Prince Robert from September, 1940 - March, 1941, as recalled by the ship's medical officer, The photos on this page are listed in the museum's accession number order. of this photo may show that the men on the deck are RCN personnel, placing this photo just before conversion to an armed military vessel. HMCS Prince Robert in Hong Kong, 1945 HMCS Prince Robert was tasked with local police duties and overseeing the Japanese surrender on September 16, 1945. VR1993.399.3x.Prince Robert at Esquimalt, B.C., 1945. H.M.C.S. VR1993.57a.2.Prince Robert at Vancouver, B.C., 1943. Late August 1942, the Prince David, Prince Henry, Prince Robert and the corvettes HMCS Dawson and HMCS Vancouver, were ordered to co-operate with American forces being transported to Kodiak. In 1939, along with her two sister ships, Prince David and Prince Henry, she was acquired by the RCN and converted into an Armed Merchant Cruiser. "The PRINCE ROBERT was the most noteworthy of three of the most unusual ships to sail. ships, Prince David and Prince Henry, she was acquired by She metamorphosed more times than a butterfly. to serve as a small luxury liner serving the tourist trade on Canada's west coast. Prince Rupert left St. John's on 03 Jan 1944 to join her maiden convoy, SC.150, and was thereafter continuously employed as an ocean escort until late that year. Entdecke (und sammle) deine eigenen Pins bei Pinterest. She then escorted the Canadian troops to Hong Kong in the ill-fated plan to defend the port against the Japanese. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. “We had no trouble at all,” said Commander Beard. The photos on this page are Copyright (©) by Originally designed as a fast coastal ferry, she later became a cruise ship, an AMC, an A/A cruiser, a refugee transport, and A clearer copy It was commissioned on July 31, 1940 and underwent many modifications as an anti-aircraft Armed The Prince Robertwas built by Cammell Laird Shipyard (Birkenhead, U.K.) in 1930 as a coastal liner for the Canadian National Steamships, a subsidiary of the C. N. Railway. Photo caption says "Prince Robert 1939, King George VI visit". 13.04.2018 - Ian Moore hat diesen Pin entdeckt. HMCS Prince Robert (Photo from MacFarlane Family collection. Sold in 1948, she became the merchant vessel Charlton Sovereign and, in 1952, the Italian-flag Lucania. One of the things that happened to almost everybody in the Navy was a series of pier head jumps, and HMCS Prince Robert was being commissioned in Vancouver. the RCN and converted into an Armed Merchant Cruiser. HMCS Prince Robert was tasked with local police duties overseeing the Japanese surrender on September 16, 1945. Kelly addresses ship's company on HMCS PRINCE DAVID on There is a signalman on the flag deck holding on to a halyard - LAC PA211354 (WW35) LCT loaded with troops on D-Day - LAC PA211352 Please email Charlie Dobie. The U-boat War in World War Two (Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945) and World War One (Kaiserliche Marine, 1914-1918) and the Allied efforts to counter the threat. (See Ken Johnson's section for many more photos taken of the crew of HMCS Ontario, during the same period). Prince Robert before WW2, probably leaving the CNR dock in Prince Rupert, B.C. A good proportion of the crew were engaged as T–124 men (who had signed up for two years service only) and were later arbitrarily transferred to the RCNR (which meant no release until the war was over) – … HMCS PRINCE ROBERT (F56) The History of the PRINCE ROBERT The third of the C.N. She was paid off on January 2, 1943, for conversion to an auxiliary A/A ship, and was re-commissioned on June 7 at Vancouver, leaving Esquimalt 12 days later for the Clyde via Bermuda. No museum accession number. CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum accession No. HMCS Prince David was one of three Canadian National Steamships passenger liners that were converted for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), first to armed merchant cruisers at the beginning of Second World War, then infantry landing ships (medium) or anti-aircraft escort. HMCS Prince David HMCS Prince Henry HMCS Prince Robert This is one of the declassified Canadian Forces Headquarters (CFHQ) reports. With the onset of World War II, the Royal Canadian Navy acquired the vessel for use as an armed merchant cruiserfor protection of western coast of Canada. 33 Officers and 405 Crew, Arms: 10-4" Guns (5 x II), 2-2pdrs, 6-20mm. 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