Henry George De Wolf DSO, DSC, RCN
|Born ||26 Jun 1903||Bedford, 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
Warship Commands listed for Henry George De Wolf, RCN
|HMCS St. Laurent (H 83)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||6 Oct 1939||13 Jul 1940|
|HMCS Haida (G 63)||Cdr.||Destroyer||30 Aug 1943||18 Dec 1944|
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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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