Frederick Allen Beck, RCNVR

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21 Mar 1939 T/Lt.
1 Jul 1943 T/A/Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1945 T/Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 4 Sep 1945


1 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Frederick Allen Beck, RCNVR

HMCS Battleford (K 165)T/Lt.Corvette6 Oct 19425 Jul 1943
HMCS Battleford (K 165)T/A/Lt.Cdr.Corvette1 Sep 19437 May 1944
HMCS Lasalle (K 519)T/A/Lt.Cdr.Frigate8 May 194415 Mar 1945
HMCS Inch Arran (K 667)T/Lt.Cdr.Frigate16 Mar 194523 Mar 1945
HMCS Lasalle (K 519)T/Lt.Cdr.Frigate24 Mar 19452 Jul 1945

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Corvette HMCS Battleford (K 165)

27 Dec 1942 (position 45.30, -25.40)

German U-boat U-356 was sunk in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 45°30'N, 25°40'W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (A/Cdr. G.S. Windeyer, RCN) and the Canadian corvettes HMCS Chilliwack (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR), HMCS Battleford (T/Lt. F.A. Beck, RCNVR) and HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR). HMCS Napanee also picks up 25 survivors from the British merchant King Edward that was one of U-356's last victims.

HMCS Napanee also picks up 18 survivors from the Dutch merchant Soekaboemi that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-356. The damaged Soekaboemi was later sunk by U-441.

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