Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Photobucket image links are no longer allowed, as a matter of forum policy.
Your Mods have been doing a massive job in sorting out the photobucket issue, please assist them by posting directly to the thread and not through a 3rd party host.
Read More...
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Newfoundland and Labrador USS Truxtun and Pollux Memorial St Lawrence

Newfoundland and Labrador USS Truxtun and Pollux Memorial St Lawrence 11 Jul 2018 20:57 #1

  • kebecker
  • kebecker's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
  • Posts: 1939
  • Thank you received: 133
This link www.mun.ca/mha/polluxtruxtun/gallery/ima...ery_section=2&page=1 . describes the incident in Feb 1942 when three ships went .
aground in a winter storm. Two ships the USS Thruxtun and Pollux were lost. Local people from St Lawrence and Lawn helped rescue 186 men, sadly 203 men were lost.

As a mark of gratitude the US built a hospital for the community after the war. The main employer in St Lawrence was the fluorspar mines in the area. The miners were working in appaling conditions and dust and radon gas would over the years mean that many of the miners would die prematurely, some in the hospital built for the community.

This is Chambers Cove where the USS Thruxtun ran aground.

This message has attachments images.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Time to create page: 0.341 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. By continuing to use this site you are agreeing to this. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  
EU Cookie Directive Module Information