Sunday, 24 June 2012

Hamilton - HMCS Haida


Location:  Halton Region   N 43 16.522 W 79 51.365 
The ship is located at Pier 9, in Hamilton Harbour, at 658 Catharine Street North.  The ship is open for tours and an admission is charged, but well worth the visit.

The HMCS Haida, is now considered a National Historic Site.  For more complete info please see:

Haida's Battle Honours:
Arctic 1943-1945
English Channel 1944
Normandy 1944
Biscay 1944
Korea 1952-1954

Plaque Text
HMCS Haida is the last of the Tribal Class destroyers which saw heavy action with the Australian, British and Canadian navies during World War II. Built for the Royal Canadian Navy at Newcastle, England, in 1942, this ship served on the frigid Murmansk run and in clearing the English Channel for the Normandy invasion. She helped sink 14 enemy vessels. Haida was recommissioned in 1952 and served two tours of duty with the United Nations in Korea, taking part in shore bombardment, blockades and attacks on trains.

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