Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR

Born  4 Jun 1906Petworth, Sussex, England
Died  22 Feb 1943(36)HMCS Weyburn (K 173)

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3 Nov 1939 T/Lt.
??? T/A/Lt.Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR

HMCS Weyburn (K 173)T/A/Lt.Cdr.Corvette26 Nov 194122 Feb 1943 (+)

Career information

Golby was born on 4 June 1906 in Petworth, Sussex, England. The family moved to Victoria, Canada in 1910.

He was educated at the HMS Conway Merchant Navy Cadet School in Liverpool, England from 1922-1924. His training ended with 6 months as a midshipman in the British Royal Navy.

Golby returned to Canada and worked for both the Canadian Pacific Steamships & the British Yukon Navigation Company. He volunteered for the Royal Canadian Navy Reserves as an acting Lieutenant on 6 November 1939. The rank was confirmed on 3 November 1940. He was promoted to acting Lieutenant-Commander on 1 July 1941. The rank was confirmed posthumously.

Events related to this officer

Corvette HMCS Weyburn (K 173)

20 Jul 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 42 men from the British merchant Frederika Lensen that was torpedoed and heavy damaged by German U-boat U-132 in the Gulf of St.Lawrence near Anticosti Island in position 49°22'N, 65°12'W.

23 Sep 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British tanker Athelsultan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-617 in the North Atlantic southeast of Cape Farewell in position 58°42'N, 33°38'W.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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