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ROYAL NAVY SOUTH ATLANTIC COMMAND - ROYAL NAVY C D SHIPS *

2)CANNA (ARMED TRAWLER)



Photo. www.iwm.org.uk   Sister ship HMS Ailsa Craig



Completed: 1940


Displacement:  545 tons


Length: 164 ft


Beam: 27 ft


Draught: 11 ft


Propulsion: 1 triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 shaft, 850 ihp (634 kW)


Speed: 12 kts


Complement: 40


Armament: One  12-pounder gun and three or four 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns with 30 depth charges.


On 20/Aug/42 HMS Canna rescued one boat with one survivor from the Norwegian Merchant Mirlo sunk 11/Aug by U-130 in pos 06º 04’N 26º 53’W. 11 men had been rescued by HMS Banff Y 43, and 16 other by HMS Boreas H 77. This survival among other injuries was found to have a skull fracture when they arrived at Freetown two days later. 


On 5/Nov/42,HMS Canna rescued twenty two survivors from SS Peterton sunk 17/Sep/42 by U- 109 in pos. 18.45N, 29.15W after forty nine days adrift in an open boat, the last six days with no food and only a few ounces of rain water to spare when they were found. HMS Canna landed them at Freetown.


 

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