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Old 23-06-2014, 01:04
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Tim,

Perhaps we should dig around a little longer, whilst I await further input

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Old 23-06-2014, 01:57
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Tim,

Perhaps we should dig around a little longer, whilst I await further input

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Looks as though she was transporting a Mennonite group to Paraguay and broke down off Recife, Brazil in June 1948 ... although none of the information I can find indicates what happened to her after that.

Interestingly, many of the Mennonites she (and other ships) transported found life in South America not to their liking and subsequently re-emigrated to Canada!
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She seems to have been towed from Recife to Newport, Monmouthshire for breaking up by T.W. Ward & Co. Arrived 30.10.51.

(Osborne, Spong & Grover: "Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945").
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She seems to have been towed from Recife to Newport, Monmouthshire for breaking up by T.W. Ward & Co. Arrived 30.10.51.

(Osborne, Spong & Grover: "Armed Merchant Cruisers 1878-1945").
Brilliant Patroclus - many thanks.

Given this fact, makes one wonder why she is shown on the wreck site (which Harry mentions) as having been lost off Recife ... unless the "lifted" notation on that site means that she was salvaged ("lifted") after being "wrecked?"
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Now that I have mastered the art of attaching photos, herewith a sample of shots of these rather handsome ships: (as far as I can ascertain, all are official RCN photos)

Photo #1 - Prince Robert in her final configuration as an auxiliary anti-aircraft cruiser.

Photo #2 - Prince Henry as a Landing Ship Infantry (Medium) (LSI{M})

Photo #3 - Prince David as an LSI(M)
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File Type: jpg HMCS Prince Robert.jpg (236.6 KB, 24 views)
File Type: jpg HMCS Prince Henry.jpg (365.8 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg HMCS Prince David.jpg (346.0 KB, 29 views)
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Tim: Great shots. The Princes were aptly named.
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The 1896 vintage 6" guns prior to being fitted in Prince David in 1940.

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