George Norval Downey, RCNR
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Warship Commands listed for George Norval Downey, RCNR
|HMCS Barrie (K 138)||Skr.Lt.||Corvette||10 Jan 1942||28 Mar 1942|
|HMCS Buctouche (K 179)||Skr.Lt.||Corvette||7 May 1942||28 Apr 1944|
|HMCS Joliette (K 418)||Skr.Lt.||Frigate||12 May 1944||2 Feb 1945|
|HMCS Prestonian (K 662)||T/A/Lt.Cdr.||Frigate||2 Apr 1945||9 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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