Joseph Wilton Rouer Roy, RCN
|Died||22 Oct 1940||(40)||HMCS Margaree|
Warship Commands listed for Joseph Wilton Rouer Roy, RCN
|HMCS Margaree (H 49)||Cdr.||Destroyer||6 Sep 1940||22 Oct 1940 (+)|
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Destroyer HMCS Margaree (H 49)
17 Sep 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
While refitting in London HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) is slightly damaged by splinters during an enemy air raid.
10 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With her refit completed HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) shifted from London to Sheerness. (1)
13 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) departed Sheerness for Plymouth. (1)
14 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) arrived at Plymouth. (1)
17 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) departed Plymouth for Londonderry. (1)
18 Oct 1940 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) arrived at Londonderry. (1)
19 Oct 1940
Convoy OL 8.
This convoy departed Liverpool on 19 October 1940 and was dispersed on 22 October in about 25'W.
The convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Arundel Castle (British, 19118 GRT, built 1921), Cameronia (British, 16297 GRT, built 1920), Jamaica Planter (British, 4098 GRT, built 1936), Port Fairy (British, 10243 GRT, built 1928), Staffordshire (British, 10683 GRT, built 1929) and Troilus (British, 7422 GRT, built 1921).
The Canadian destroyer HMCS Skeena (Lt.Cdr. J.C. Hibbard, RCN) sailed from the Clyde that day and also joined the escort.
The Canadian destroyer HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) departed from Londonderry on the 20th. She joined the convoy at sea.
On 21 July Cdr. Roy on board HMCS Margaree (Senior Officer of the escort) was ordered by the Admiralty (in a signal timed 1153 hours) to detach the merchant vessel Arundal Castle and remain with the convoy until 25°00'W and then disperse the convoy.
At 0230/22 the merchant vessel Port Fairy and HMCS Margaree collided. The destroyer was heavily damaged and sank later with heavy loss of life. Port Fairy rescued 32 of the crew.
20 Oct 1940
HMCS Margaree (Cdr. J.W.R. Roy, RCN) departed Londonderry to join the escort of convoy OL 8 at sea. The convoy was to be dispersed on 22 October after which HMCS Margaree was to proceed to Halifax.
[See the event 'Convoy OL 8' for 19 October 1940 for more info on this convoy.] (2)
- ADM 199/2561
- ADM 187/10
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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