Gordon Hardy

Gordon Hardy was born in Ingonish,Nova Scotia in 1924. He joined the Merchant Navy in 1941 a the age of 17 years. He was a trimmer on board the “SS Rose Castle”. Gordon was torpedoed twice in the North Atlantic, once being rescued by his first cousin.

He retired to his home town after the war where he now lives at  home with his wife.
I jumped out of bed and ran out on deck and they said where you going Hardy? I said, I’m going over the side…and they said well don’t jump in that cold water, it’ll kill ya! I said better to take a chance jumping in the cold water than be killed by another torpedo…