New Canadian patrol ship to be named after U of S graduate

On April 13, the Government of Canada announced that a new Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship will be named after Margaret Brooke, a Royal Canadian Navy Nursing Sister decorated for gallantry in combat during the Second World War.

By University Communications
Brooke, who recently turned 100 years old, earned a degree in home economics from the U of S in 1935, a BA in 1965 and a PhD in geological Sciences in 1971. The naming recognizes Brooke's heroic efforts to save a nursing-sister colleague after the torpedoing of the Newfoundland Ferry SS Caribou on October 14, 1942, in the Cabot Strait off Newfoundland.

Read about Brooke and her experience on the Royal Canadian Navy website.