CREDITS AND REFERENCES
BOOKS AND PERIODICALS
I have found the following printed material most useful in my research. Most of these books are still in print and available from your local bookstore and are well worth a read!
Memories of H.M.C.S. TRENTONIAN, ALIAS K368, Trenton's Own Ship
- Walter Gregory, Branch 110, Trenton, Royal Canadian Legion
Far Distant Ships
- Joseph Schull, Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited
The Ships of Canada's Naval Forces, 1910-1993
- Ken Macpherson, John Burgess, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.
The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945
- Fraser McKee, Robert Darlington, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.
CANADA'S FLOWERS, History of the Corvettes of Canada, 1939-1945
- Thomas G Lynch, Nimbus Publishing Ltd.
CORVETTES of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945
- Ken Macpherson, Marc Milner, Vanwell Publishing Ltd.
CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS
- Ken Macperson, A.m. Hakkert Ltd.
Fresh Water, A Jounal of Great Lakes Marine History, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1990
- Maurice D. Smith, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
The following collections and reference material has been used to produce this page. All are available for public access.
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston, Ont.
- Ref. File -HMCS TRENTONIAN
- Ship's Plans -Kingston Shipyards Collection
- Photo's -Kingston Shipyards Photographic Collection
Quinte West (formerly Trenton) Public Library, Quinte West, Ont.
- Miss Hazel Farley Collection -Letters, Newspaper Articles
- Ref. File -HMCS TRENTONIAN
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ont.
- The National Archives has been an excelent source of information, containing 14 cases of documents relating to the TRENTONIAN. Including Reports of Proceeding, Nominal Lists, Communications, Movements, Inquiries, etc.
A great deal of praise must go to the following people for their assistance and knowledge. With out their help, this page and the information contained would not exist.
HMCS SACKVILLE, Canada's Naval Memorial
- I had the fortune of visiting this ship in the spring of 2001. We spent two days touring the ship, conducting interviews and learning about Canada's last surviving corvette. The skipper Wm. Gard was most helpfull in allowing us to disturb the ship's routine during a busy training schedule for the coming summer.
Lt. Max Corkum was our tour guide, showing us in great detail the ship, equipment and spaces. Giving us in great detail all he could pass on.
LCdr. Murray Knowles, skipper of LOISBURG II, worked in company with TRENTONIAN both in home waters and overseas. His ship was an identical sister to TRENTONIAN and he sat with me and went into great detail with ship's plans and explained a lot of questions for me. He also reviewed the work to date and was able to verify the events and reaerch to date.
We met a large number of people during our two days at the ship and just to name a few of those, unfortunately there are a few missed. Maurice McGaffney for his hospitality, Alistair Simpson for opening the gift shop and being so generous.
The information gathered during our trip, the stories collected are truly a treasure. The encouragement from the trustee's, that is still ongoing has been inspiring. The hospitality and interest has instilled a commitment to produce a research work that is fitting of all veterens of Canada's Corvette Navy. Thank you to all our friends in SACKVILLE.
- For writing the book for the TRENTONIAN reunions, and allowing me to use the photos and information contained.
Dave Innes, Midshipman (NL)
- For his assistance with the research and an ear to bounce ideas off.
Larry Allen, LCdr. (NL)
- For his assistance with the research at the National Archives of Canada, in Ottawa, and going out of his way to locate further information on the internet.
- For having the foresight to collect, organize and cherish every piece of paper, letter written, photo taken, that she could get her hands on, concerning the Trentonian and the men who served in her. She assisted with the collection of comfort items for the crew, and kept a pen-pal campaign going for the crew and the high school students. Then having all this wonderful information donated to the public library. May God Bless the "pack rats"!!!!
- For all his assistance searching the archives of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes.
Robert Amesse, Rosemary Kirby
- For their efforts searching the archives of the Quinte West Library, and being most supportive and helpful.
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