The Canadian destroyer "HMCS Restigouche" is currently in Gibraltar harbour. It is waiting to escort?
GV Harbour pan to destroyer
SV Captain Thillaye
SV Pan Sailors hold up battle honours
GV Activity on deck
LV Pan Sailors handle rope on deck
LV Ship in harbour
(EDITORS SEE ALSO TODAY'S PROD: 2766/64 BONAVENTURE LEAVES HALIFAX)
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Background: The Canadian destroyer "HMCS Restigouche" is currently in Gibraltar harbour. It is waiting to escort the Canadian aircraft carrier "Bonaventure" to Cyprus.
"Bonaventure" left Halifax on Wednesday with a contingent of soldiers for the United Nations Peace Force in Cyprus.
"HMCS Restigouche" is the first of a class of destroyer developed from the "St. Laurent" class and incorporates many advances in armament and submarine detection. It has 3 inch 70 calibre guns mounted forward and twin 3 inch 50 calibre guns aft. It also carries homing torpedoes.