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1

how did Canada's navy in 1939 compare with the navy by the end of the war?

1939- 20 000 sailors, 11 ships
war's end- 113 000 sailors, 400 warships

2

what was the duty of the corvette?

seek and destroy enemy ships and to protect the convoy from enemy U-boats

3

how did the corvette's length compare from 1939-1940 to the revised version in 1941-1944?

62.5m => 63.4m

4

how did the corvette's width compare from 1939-1940 to the revised version in 1941-1944?

10m => 10m

5

how did the corvette's displacement compare from 1939-1940 to the revised version in 1941-1944?

950tonnes => 970tonnes

6

how did the corvette's maximum speed compare from 1939-1940 to the revised version in 1941-1944?

16knots => 16knots

7

how did the corvette's armament compare from 1939-1940 to the revised version in 1941-1944?

one 4-inch gun at the fore, two .50-caliber machine guns, 40 depth charges, launchers on both sides, rail at the stern => one 4-inch gun at the fore, one 2lb pom pom gun, two Oerlikon 20mm guns, 70 depth charges, launchers on both sides, rails at the stern, one hedgehog

8

how did the corvette's crew compare from 1939-1940 to the revised version in 1941-1944?

5 officers, 70 men => 7 officers, 80 men

9

problems for the convoy
could only move as fast as ___________

the slowest ship

10

problems for the convoy
very few _______ to escort them

corvettes

11

problems for the convoy
almost impossible to ____________

stop and pick up survivors

12

problems for the convoy
corvettes were not equipped with _____ until late in the war

sonar

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