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The Building of the “Original” Corvettes…

Monday, May 19th, 2008

ALSO IN THIS ARTICLE THE GUY THAT NAMED CORVETTE
Yes Corvette was named after a ship, The Smaller Ships Were Vital in World War Two
380594_com_corvette5.jpgDuring the Battle of the Atlantic, Canadian shipyards built at least 124 Corvettes for coast patrol and convoy escort. Called Flower Class, Corvettes were British design.

The British and Canadians found the enemy in WW2 was not only in the air, on the ground, and on the ocean surface. The enemy was also skulking deep in the seas, waiting to sink warships and merchant ships with a volley of torpedoes. The Germans were determined to gain ocean supremacy, to squash the supply route to starve out the British. Their plan was well into action when the Canadians were dragged into battle with the sinking of the SS Athenia on September 3, 1939. The Battle of the Atlantic was on, and Canada urgently needed more ships. (more…)