Sunk warship to be commemorated in annual Esquimalt ceremony

No crew members left from last Canadian warship sunk by enemy fire in Second World War

The anniversary of the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt, the last Canadian warship sunk by enemy fire in the Second World War, will be commemorated in Esquimalt on April 16.

Earlier this year township council remembered the last surviving Esquimalt crew member to pass away, retired chief petty officer 1st class Joe Wilson, who died Jan. 1. Wilson regularly travelled from the mainland for the annual ceremony.

The ceremony happens at 5:30 p.m. at the HMCS Esquimalt memorial, beside the municipal hall, 1229 Esquimalt Rd.

emccracken@vicnews.com

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