George Norval Downey, RCNR

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1 Jul 1941 Skr.Lt.
1 Jul 1944 T/A/Lt.Cdr.


1 Jan 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for George Norval Downey, RCNR

HMCS Barrie (K 138)Skr.Lt.Corvette10 Jan 194228 Mar 1942
HMCS Buctouche (K 179)Skr.Lt.Corvette7 May 194228 Apr 1944
HMCS Joliette (K 418)Skr.Lt.Frigate12 May 19442 Feb 1945
HMCS Prestonian (K 662)T/A/Lt.Cdr.Frigate2 Apr 19459 Nov 1945

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Corvette HMCS Barrie (K 138)

9 Feb 1942
The British merchant Empire Fusilier is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-85 southeast of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada in position 44°45'N, 47°25'W. HMCS Barrie (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR) later picks up 38 survivors.

Corvette HMCS Buctouche (K 179)

7 Jul 1942
HMCS Buctouche (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR) picked up 15 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Moldanger. The Moldanger was torpedoed and sunk on 27 June 1942 in position 38°03'N, 70°52'W by German U-boat U-404.

Frigate HMCS Joliette (K 418)

22 Nov 1944
HMCS Joliette (A/Lt.Cdr.G.N. Downey, RCNR) ran aground in Lough Foyle, causing extensive damage to her hull. She was repaired at Belfast from 5 December 1944 until 5 April 1945.

HMCS Joliette in dock at Belfast, note the damaged bow.

Photographs taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.

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