William John Fricker, RN
|Born||26 Sep 1894|
Retired: 26 Sep 1938
Warship Commands listed for William John Fricker, RN
|HMCS Nootka (J 35)||Cdr. (retired)||Minesweeper||28 Sep 1940||28 Jan 1941|
|HMCS Burlington (J 250)||Cdr. (retired)||Minesweeper||6 Sep 1941||1 May 1942|
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Minesweeper HMCS Burlington (J 250)
15 Apr 1942 (position 43.23, -64.42)
HMCS Burlington (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Fricker, RCN) scuttles the wreck of the Dutch tanker Ocana with gunfire south-east of Nova Scotia in position 42°23'30N, 64°42'W. The tanker had been torpedoed by the German U-boat U-552 in position 42°36'N, 64°30'W on 25 March.
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