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Date: April 6th 1945
Newspaper Article

[clipping with date written in top corner of “Apl 6/45”]

Canadian Warship Aids in Action

LONDON, April 5 (CP). — British and Canadian destroyers patrolling off the Norwegian coast early yes­terday torpedoed and sank one sup­ply ship of a seven-ship enemy con­voy and scored shell hits on a second supply ship and an escort vessel, the Admiralty announced today.

A third supply ship was probably hit by a torpedo, the communique said.

H.M.C.S. Iroquois and H.M.S. Zealous, Zest and Onslow suffered no casualties and only “very super­ficial damage.” The engagement took place at the mouth of the Josing Fjord under a sky lit by red and green tracers and flaming “onions” fired by the enemy escort, apparently in the belief that a German plane which dropped a flare over the Allied craft was an Allied plane attacking the convoy. The whole action lasted only ten minutes.

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