HMCS BRANTFORD showing a significant buildup of ice. (Source Veteran Affairs Canada ) February Life for the 60 or so crew was very difficult, especially so when plying the Atlantic in winter, Ice become so thick it often threatened to capsize the ships
HMS Coreopsis a Flower Class Corvette. These little warships formed the main anti submarine defence for allied convoys during The Coreopsis became a film star in the when she played the fictional HMS Compass Rose in the film "The Cruel Sea).
HMS Wallflower, a typical Flower Class Corvette. These vessels were the mainstay of Allied convoys. 267 were built during the war serving as anti-submarine convoy escorts mainly in the Royal and Royal Canadian Navies.