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TITLE
Crew Members of HMCS Matane on board German U-boat, U-968
EXTERNAL ID
PC_DAVID_HIRD_02
PLACENAME
Loch Eriboll
DISTRICT
Eddrachillis and Durness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis
DATE OF IMAGE
1945
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
David Hird
ASSET ID
22166
KEYWORDS
Word War II
Second World War
World War Two
WWII
Crew Members of HMCS Matane on board German U-boat, U-968

This photograph shows members of the crew of HMCS Matane of the 9th Canadian Escort Group aboard the German military submarine, or U-boat, U-968, in Loch Eriboll on 19th May 1945. U-968 surrendered at Narvik, Norway on 8 May 1945 and later in the month was moved to Loch Ryan for 'Operation Deadlight', the scuttling of all the surrendered German U-boats near the end of World War II.

From left to right the seamen are Signalman William Parish, Lieutenant J J Coates, and Petty Officer Edwin Massey. The U-boat's emblem is visible on the conning tower.

Loch Eriboll is the deepest sea loch in the United Kingdom, once used as an important naval anchorage. It was an important German U-boat surrender rendezvous point in May 1945 when over thirty U-boats came into the loch.

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Crew Members of HMCS Matane on board German U-boat, U-968

SUTHERLAND: Eddrachillis

1940s

Word War II; Second World War; World War Two; WWII;

David Hird

This photograph shows members of the crew of HMCS Matane of the 9th Canadian Escort Group aboard the German military submarine, or U-boat, U-968, in Loch Eriboll on 19th May 1945. U-968 surrendered at Narvik, Norway on 8 May 1945 and later in the month was moved to Loch Ryan for 'Operation Deadlight', the scuttling of all the surrendered German U-boats near the end of World War II.<br /> <br /> From left to right the seamen are Signalman William Parish, Lieutenant J J Coates, and Petty Officer Edwin Massey. The U-boat's emblem is visible on the conning tower.<br /> <br /> Loch Eriboll is the deepest sea loch in the United Kingdom, once used as an important naval anchorage. It was an important German U-boat surrender rendezvous point in May 1945 when over thirty U-boats came into the loch.