Like many people, I think of the men & women who have served our country over the years. On Remembrance Day my Dad gets a little extra special attention. He's 87 now and, as bad as him memory is, he still recalls the early morning hours of June 10, 1944 when his ship, the HMCS Teme was on sub patrol in the Bay of Biscay. As was required, they were running without lights. Out of the blackness, a British aircraft carrier, the HMS Tracker appeared. The Teme was hit broadsides and nearly cut in half. My father ended up in the water and only by sheer luck was he rescued and taken aboard the Tracker. He went on to serve on other ships until VE Day. The Teme was repaired but later torpedoed, survived again, and scrapped.
A couple photo's :
Before the wreck :
Teme alongside the dock. It's hard to believe that's still a ship.
News article :