Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. Second Edition, Secondt Printimg, in dustjacket.

By: BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN.

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BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN. Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. (Toronto, Ontario) : McClelland & Stewart, (1989). Second Edition, Secondt Printimg. "Printed and bound in Hong Kong". Pp. (10),1-198. Double column. Illustrated throughout with photos, maps, drawiings, &c. Oblong 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. With art-illustrated endpapers.

This title was first published by Canada's Wings, Inc. in 1982.

Besides the cloth colour, another difference from the previous 1987 printing is that the dustjacket spine has the "M&S with open book above" logo at foot of spine.

Len Burrow (b. 1915, Toronto).

Émile Beaudoin (b. 1919, St-Raphaël de Bellechasse, Québec - d. March 25th, 2012, Québec City) and RCN wireless operation and survivor of the Athabaskan.

Law 1499, Cooke p.48.

"The Athabaskan was the second of the Canadian tribal Class Destroyers, sister ship of the Haida. The story of the Athabaskan's life and death has been lovingly retrieved from forgotten archives and her daily log. In her short life she was pounded by the sea and battered by bombs, gunfire, and torpedoes. She spent her finest and final hours fighting alongside her sisters in the 10th Flotilla in 1944, helping to clear the English Channel of enemy ships prior to the invasion.

Unlucky Lady is a memorial - to a ship, to the men who served in her, and to Canadians who served at sea more than forty years ago." - from the dj.

"This book was written about a ship and the men who served in her. It does not pretend to be a naval historical document nor a novel. It is really a memorial, which at the same time tells a story about Canadians who served at sea some forty years ago.

Athabaskan's story has been recorded here by two men, one of whom served in her as a Leading Telegraphist and the other an ex-member of the RCAF whose brother was lost in the ship. Their sources of information are many and varied -- diaries of men who were lost, official Allied and enemy records, and personal interviews with surviving members of Athabaskan's company." - from the introductory note.

Chapters :
1. Birth of a Tribal Class Destroyer;
2. A Fine Company of Men;
3. First Voyage to the Arctic;
4. Flexing Her Muscles; 5. The Bay of Biscay;
6. Second Voyage to the Arctic;
7. In the Footsteps of Drake;
8. The Hunters;
9. Journey's End;
10. Brave Partner.
Gallery of Honour;
Epilogue;
Mystery of the E-Boats;
Their Story Must Be Told;
Brotherhood

Appendices :
I. Lieutenant-Commander Stubbs' Report, 27 April 1944;
II. List of Athabaskan's Company Present on Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
III. List of Athabaskan's Company Who Served Prior to Her Last Patrol, 28 / 29 April 1944;
IV. Geographic Features in Canada named for Athabaskan Casualties;
V. Glossary of Naval Terms.

With index.

Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 45.00

Title: Unlucky Lady : The Life & Death of HMCS Athabaskan 1940-44. Second Edition, Secondt Printimg, in dustjacket.

Author Name: BURROW, Len and Emile BEAUDOIN.

Categories: 888,

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1989, ISBN:0771018126: 1989

ISBN Number: 0771018126

ISBN Number 13: 9780771018121

Seller ID: 114484

Keywords: CANADA NAUTICAL NAVAL WW2 WWII RCN CANADIAN WAR HISTORY NAVY DESTROYERS WARSHIPS,