Harold Victor William Groos, RCN

Born  2 Sep 1912New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Died  Jul 1987(74)Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


1 Sep 1930 Cadet
1 Jan 1931 Mid.
1 Jan 1934 S.Lt.
1 May 1936 Lt.
??? A/Lt.Cdr.
1 May 1944 Lt.Cdr.
25 Oct 1945 A/Cdr.
1 Jan 1949 Cdr.
1 Jan 1953 Capt.

Retired: 30 Jan 1965


Warship Commands listed for Harold Victor William Groos, RCN

HMCS Orillia (K 119)Lt.Corvette5 Sep 194213 Feb 1943
HMCS St. Francis (I 93)A/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer18 Feb 194315 Nov 1943
HMCS Gatineau (H 61)A/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer22 Nov 194310 Sep 1944
HMCS Huron (G 24)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer23 Sep 194424 Oct 1945

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Destroyer HMCS Gatineau (H 61)

6 Mar 1944 (position 52.01, -22.37)
After unsuccessful attempts at towing the boat to port German U-boat U-744 was sunk at 1830hrs on 6 March 1944 in the North Atlantic, in position 52°01'N, 22°37'W, after being torpedoed by the British destroyer HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. R. Dyer, RN). U-744 was attacked for over 30 hours by depth charges from HMS Icarus, the Canadian frigate HMCS St. Catharines (T/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR with Cdr. P.W. Burnett, DSC, RN escort group commander onboard), Canadian corvettes HMCS Fennel (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Moffat, RCNVR), HMCS Chilliwack (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.R. Coughlin, RCNVR), Canadian destroyers HMCS Chaudiere (A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Nixon, RCN), HMCS Gatineau (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and the British corvette HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J.Allon, RNR).

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