On the night of June 21, 1942, an incident took place in the inshore waters of the Avalon Peninsula. It was a case of the fog of war combined with the prevailing foggy conditions in the area and the result was the loss of the entire crew of RCN submarine P514. As if that wasn’t bad enough, the hapless vessel was rammed by minesweeper HMCS Georgian after it did not return an identification challenge.
The whereabouts of the wreck have been generally known since the sinking but were recently pinpointed by a team from the Marine Institute using the very latest in undersea mapping technology.
On November 12th, 2023 Adam Templeton and Neil Burgess gave a presentation. They provided a fascinating look at the field of undersea mapping, as well as the location of P514.