AT SEA: Stunning Surprise

When the war broke out, peace-loving Canada had a Navy of six destroyers, five minesweepers and 37 small auxiliary craft. Last week it had 120 vessels (including six ex-U. S. destroyers) and was growing fast. And though its vessels had long been engaged in the humdrum work of convoy and patrol, and distinguished themselves in the hell of Dunkirk, last week for the first time the Royal Canadian Navy gave the world a good, smacking sea brush of its own to show it had no barnacles on its bottoms.

Off Manzanillo, Mexico—on Mexico's Pacific shore almost due west of Mexico City—the...

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