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The 50 US Navy de­stroy­ers handed over to the RN/RCN in Hal­i­fax in 1940 un­der Lend-Lease was cer­tainly one of the most im­por­tant events of the Bat­tle of the At­lantic. Pic­tured are HMC Ships St Croix, St Fran­cis and Bux­ton. The RCN ships were named for rivers that flowed in both the USA and Canada while the RN ships were named for towns with a name­sake in the USA. St Croix was the only RCN war loss with St Fran­cis sink­ing after a col­li­sion en­route to the break­ers post­war. Rest were scrapped.

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