On 14 February 1945, in Oostende Harbour, there was an accident with explosions in the 29th Canadian Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla. 26 marines of the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) were killed and five Motor Torpedo Boats were lost. There is a memorial to commemorates the victims.
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- Text: Rino Deltombe
- Photos: Rino Deltombe