HMCS Caraquet Model
HMCS Caraquet was one of 16 Canadian minesweepers that helped clear safe paths through enemy underwater mines guarding the Normandy beaches.
Caraquet and nine other ships of the Canadian 31st Minesweeping Flotilla cleared mines near Omaha Beach, one of two American landing areas. The six other Canadian minesweepers were divided amongst British flotillas. Clearing paths to allow landing craft to reach the invasion beaches, and to allow warships to bombard enemy defences, the minesweepers had to operate in close co-operation with each other, under constant threat from German shore guns.
Model Ship, Minesweeper