Horatio Nelson Lay OBE, RCN

Born  23 Jan 1903Skagway, Alaska, U.S.A.
Died  8 May 1988(85)Perth, Ontario, Canada

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22 Sep 1918 Cadet
1 Sep 1921 Mid.
1 Jan 1924 A/S.Lt.
1 Jul 1924 S.Lt.
1 Nov 1925 Lt.
1 Oct 1933 Lt.Cdr.
1 Jul 1940 Cdr.
1 Jan 1945 Capt.
1 Oct 1954 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 21 Oct 1958


1 Jan 1941 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Horatio Nelson Lay, RCN

HMCS Restigouche (H 00)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer26 Dec 193923 Jun 1941
HMS Nabob (D 77)Cdr.Escort Carrier15 Oct 194330 Sep 1944

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Destroyer HMCS Restigouche (H 00)

7 Jul 1940
HMS Restigouche (Cdr. H.N. Lay, RN) rescued 17 survivors from the Estonian merchant Vapper that had been sunk the day before by U-34 south of Cape Clear in position 49°30'N, 09°15'W.

Escort Carrier HMS Nabob (D 77)

12 Jan 1944
HMS Nabob (A/Capt. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) completed a refit at Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

22 Aug 1944 (position 71.42, 19.11)
On 22 August 1944 HMS Nabob (A/Capt. H.N. Lay, OBE, RCN) was torpedoed and damaged in the Arctic off the North Cape in position 71°42'N, 19°11'E by German U-boat U-354.

HMS Nabob down by the stern as a result of the torpedo damage.

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