Photographs of
Admiral Leonard Murray
Memorial

1896 – 1971

Officially unveiled 14 October 2004



Pictou
Pictou County
Nova Scotia

Located beside the traffic circle at the entrance to Pictou


GPS location:   45°40'49"N   62°43'38"W




Also see:   Admiral Murray memorial at Pictou Landing


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


Pictou: memorial, Admiral Leonard Murray


The above photographs were taken on 4 October 2005.



Stamp: Battle of the Atlantic, officially unveiled 1 May 2005 in Halifax
50¢ stamp commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of the Battle of the Atlantic,
officially unveiled 1 May 2005 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax.
2 500 000 of these stamps were printed.




The Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic which lasted 2,075 days, was the longest campaign of the Second World War. It pitted Allied navies against German and Italian naval forces, especially submarines, in a battle to safeguard the essential flow of shipping between North America and Europe.

On any given day 125 merchant vessels were sailing in convoy across the North Atlantic. It was during these treacherous, stormy crossings that Canada's navy matured and won the mantle of a professional service. Our navy escorted 25,343 merchant vessels across the Atlantic. These ships carried 181,643,180 tons of cargo to Europe – the equivalent of eleven lines of railway freight cars, each stretching from Vancouver to Halifax. Without these supplies, the war effort would have collapsed.

Although it was largely unprepared for war in 1939, Canada's navy grew at an unparalleled rate, eventually providing 47 percent of all convoy escorts. Rear Admiral Leonard Murray, Commander-in-Chief North-West Atlantic, who directed convoy battles from Halifax would become the only Canadian to hold an Allied theatre command during the war...

— From the Battle of Atlantic Memorial Service pamphlet
Online source: The Battle of the Atlantic
    http://www.thewrens.com/boatantic_hist.html




In order to encourage the captains of the merchant ships of
all countries which carried the lifeblood of the United Kingdom,
I made it a point to attend the briefing conference of all captains
and chief engineers before their departure. During the winter of
'42-'43, when sinkings were at their worst, I could see when
I told them of the measures by escort and air cover that were
being taken for their protection and safety; I could see that
they knew very well and that they knew I knew in spite of
my brave words, that anything up to 25 per cent of them would
probably not arrive in the U.K. in their own ships, and that
probably half of that number would not arrive in the U.K. at all.
But there was never a waver in their resolve.
— Admiral Leonard Murray, RCN

Online source: The Merchant Navy of Canada
    http://www.junobeach.org/e/4/can-tac-mer-e.htm



Links to Relevant Websites
Admiral L.W. Murray


Admiral L.W. Murray
    http://www.junobeach.org/e/3/can-pep-can-murray-e.htm


Photograph of Admiral Murray with Winston Churchill
    http://www.parl.ns.ca/cenotaph/winstonchurchhill.jpg


Admiral Leonard Warren Murray: A War, Peace & Security Bibliography
Canadian Forces College
    http://wps.cfc.forces.gc.ca/en/bibliographies/bib/view.php?bibId=186


The Royal Canadian Navy and the Battle of the Atlantic, 1939-1945
by the Canadian War Museum
    http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/disp/dis007_e.html


The Battle of the Atlantic
Canadian Newspapers in the Second World War
by the Canadian War Museum
    http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/newspapers/operations/atlantic_e.html


Canadian WWII Merchant Ship Losses by the Naval Museum of Manitoba
    http://www.naval-museum.mb.ca/merch/mership.htm


Rear-Admiral L.W. Murray Monument by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
    http://www.parl.ns.ca/cenotaph/pictoulanding.htm


Rear-Admiral L.W. Murray Monument (2) by the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library
    http://www.parl.ns.ca/cenotaph/pictoulanding2.htm


Books

Seven Sailors by Commander Kenneth Edwards
Biographies of seven great Royal Navy commanders:
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay,
Captain William Agnew,
Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser,
Rear Admiral Leonard Murray,
Captain Robert St Vincent Sherbrooke,
Vice Admiral Sir Edward Neville Syfret, and
Rear Admiral Thomase Hope Troubridge.
255 pages, published 1945 in London, England

U-boats Against Canada: German Submarines in Canadian Waters
by Michael Hadley, 362 pages
published 1990 by McGill-Queen's University Press





Photographs of War Memorials, Historic Monuments and Plaques in Nova Scotia
    http://ns1763.ca/remem/plaques.html



Admiral Murray monument Admiral Murray monument Pictou Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/admmurray.html


Stellarton war memorial Stellarton war memorial Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/stellarwar.html


New Glasgow war memorial New Glasgow war memorial New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/newglaswar.html


Stellarton: Sobeys Industrial Monument Sobeys Industrial Monument Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/sobeyindmon.html


New Glasgow: Westray Miners Memorial Park Westray Miners Memorial Park New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westraymem.html


Westville: Miners Memorial monument 1891 Miners Memorial monument 1891 Westville
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/westvminem.html


Trenton: Workers Monument Workers Monument Trenton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/trentwrkm.html


New Glasgow: Pictou Highlanders obelisk Pictou Highlanders obelisk New Glasgow
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/picthighlanders.html


Walmsley Lodge 1785 monument Walmsley Lodge 1785 monument Pictou Landing
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/masonic1st.html


Little Harbour: 82nd Regiment 1779-1783, plaque 82nd Regiment 1779-1783, plaque Little Harbour
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/littlehbrm.html


Stellarton WW1 memorial plaque Stellarton WW1 memorial plaque Stellarton
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/stellarplqww1.html


Admiral Leonard Murray memorial Admiral Leonard Murray memorial Pictou
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/murraymemorial.html


Pictou County Acadians, River John Pictou County Acadians, 1700s River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/rjohn-pcacc.html


Pictou County Acadians, Caribou Island Pictou County Acadians, 1700s Caribou Island
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/caribacadsign.html


Caribou Island war memorial Baird Family memorial Caribou Island
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/caribouwarm.html


River John: War memorial monument River John war memorial River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/riverjohn.html


River John: Legion Remembrance Gardens Legion Remembrance Gardens River John
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/rijohnrg.html


Antigonish Memorial Field Memorial Field Antigonish
    http://ns1763.ca/antgnco/antigonishwwtwo.html


Oxford war memorial Oxford war memorial Oxford
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/oxfordwarmem.html


Springhill: war memorial Springhill war memorial Springhill
    http://ns1763.ca/cumberco/sprhillwarm.html


Pictou: Dawson plaques Dawson plaques Pictou
    http://ns1763.ca/pictouco/dawsonplqs.html


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