Harry George De Wolf DSO, DSC, RCN

Born  26 Jun 1903Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died  18 Dec 2000(97)Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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1 Sep 1921 S.Lt.
1 Apr 1926 Lt.
1 Apr 1934 Lt.Cdr.
1 Jul 1940 Cdr.
1 Jul 1944 Capt.
8 Sep 1948 Rear-Admiral
16 Jan 1956 Vice-Admiral

Retired: 15 May 1961


1 Jan 1941 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
27 May 1944 DSO
29 Aug 1944 DSC
10 Oct 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Nov 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1946 CBE

Warship Commands listed for Harry George De Wolf, RCN

HMCS St. Laurent (H 83)Lt.Cdr.Destroyer6 Oct 193913 Jul 1940
HMCS Haida (G 63)Cdr.Destroyer30 Aug 194318 Dec 1944

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Destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (H 83)

2 Jul 1940 (position 56.30, -10.38)
At 07.58 hours on 2 July 1940, the unescorted British passenger vessel Arandora Star was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-47 about 125 nautical miles east by north of Malin Head, Co. Donegal and foundered later in position 56°30'N, 10°38'W. The ship had 479 German internees, 734 Italian internees, 86 German prisoners-of-war and 200 military guards on board. The master, 55 crew members, 91 guards and 713 Italians and Germans were lost. 118 crew members, 109 guards and 586 Italians and Germans were picked up by the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and landed at Greenock.

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