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Admiral escort Canada Neither side could see at the time that this was the dark before the dawn of the most important strategic victory of the war, when, in springthe submarines were forced on to the defensive by allied air and sea power.
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Four U-boats sank eight merchantmen in the first night of a running battle.
A ninth was sunk next day. The Germans then lost contact with the convoy in rough Admiral escort Canada. The British promptly forced most of the Canadians off the north Admiral escort Canada route, ordering ships and crews to British ports for retraining or asing them to groups where the SOE was British, and to other convoy routes also covered by air. Yet Admiral Books purchase online Richmond Hill Percy Noble, who commanded Western Approaches in the crisis period, had the grace to say later that "the Canadian navy solved the problem of the Atlantic convoys.
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As such, he assisted in the evacuation of the British army from northern France in
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He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his vigorous and invaluable service at sea during the Battle of the Atlantic. He was at the centre of a crisis in this battle. At the time, Canadian escort ships were regarded as inferior to their British equivalents and they were generally ased to the slower, more vulnerable convoys.
On this occasion, Restigouche was the only ship of Piers' group with working radar and direction finding equipment, both necessary to locate u-boats. In the circumstances, exacerbated by a failure to reroute the convoy away from the u-boats, it is unsurprising that the convoy, once found, would be severely mauled, losing 15 of its 42 Admiral escort Canada.
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Although Piers received criticism for his group's performance, he had been aggressive in the convoy's defence. This was recognised by the award of the Distinguished Service Crosssome months later [note 1] . The attempted escape was codenamed Admiral escort Canada Kiebitz by the German authorities. Piers, after questioning him at the lighthouse, unmasked Heyda despite his initial denials.
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