9 février 1942 – l’Alysse

« On loan from Royal Navy since 17 June 1941.
On 9 February 1942 she was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic, about 420 nautical miles east of Cape Race, Canada in approximate position 46º00’N, 44º00’W by the German submarine U-654 while escorting convoy ON-60.
68 Of her crew went down with the ship there were 117 survivors which includes the wounded commanding officer (Lieutenant De Vaisseau Jacques Pepin-Le Halleur) and were resued by Hepatica and Moose Jaw. »

Saint-Pierrais, engagés volontaires à bord de l’Alysse

  • Joseph Vigneau – 28 ans
  • Jean Boudreau – 18 ans
  • René Lemaine – 21 ans
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1803 – The Edinburgh Evening Courant [24/10/1803]

The Edinburgh Evening Courant – Number 14,331 – Monday, October 24, 1803.

From the London Gazette
Admiralty- Office, October 20
Copy of a letter from Vice-Admiral Gambier, commander in chief of his majesty’s ships and vessels at Newfoundland, to Sir Evan Nepean, Bart, dated on board the ffis, at St John’s, Aug 20, 1803.

Sir,

I Send herewith an extract of a letter from Captain Malbon, of his Majesty’s ship Aurora, giving an account of his having taken possession of the Islands of St Pierre and Miquelon, which you will be please to lay before the Lords Commissioners of the …

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1778 – The London Chronicle [17/11/1778]

From SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, to TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1778. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
From the LONDON GAZETTE

Admiralty – Office, Nov. 14, 1778

Extracts of dispatches from vice-admiral Montagu comander in chief of his majesty’s ships and vessels at Newfoundland, to Mr. Stephens, received by the Hawke sloop, lately arrived from that island at Spithead.

Extract of a Letter from Vice-Admiral Montagu to Mr. Stephens, dated at St. John’s Newfoundland, October 5, 1778.
FOR the information of my lords commissioners of the admiralty, I beg to acquaint you that as soon as I received certain intelligence that hostilities were commenced by …

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