Alfred George Stanley, RCNR

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4 Dec 1936 Lt.
1 Jan 1942 A/Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1943 Lt.Cdr.
??? A/Cdr.


Warship Commands listed for Alfred George Stanley, RCNR

HMCS Fundy (J 88)Lt.Minesweeper23 Feb 19407 Mar 1941
HMCS Georgian (J 144)Lt.Minesweeper23 Sep 194125 Sep 1942

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Minesweeper HMCS Georgian (J 144)

21 Jun 1942
Rammed and sank the HMS submarine P 514 mistaking her for a U-boat.

USS R-19 was transferred to the Royal Navy on 9 March 1942 at New London. P 514 was sunk by accident in western Atlantic. She was on passage around the coast of Newfoundland from Argentia to St John's. On 20 June 1942 P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) left the Canadian village of Argentia bound for St John's, Newfoundland. At 0300 on the 21st the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Georgian (A/Lt.Cdr. A.G. Stanley, RCNR) was waiting to provide escort for a convoy bound for Sydney. The Georgian, unaware that any friendly submarines were in the area, assumed that the dark shape of P 514 crossing her bow, was an enemy vessel. The Georgian rammed the mystery submarine amidships and reported it sunk. A rescue mission was immediately sent out but no survivors were found. A Board of Enquiry into the accident accepted that the Commanding Officer of the Georgian had acted correctly as there had been no reply from the submarine to his identification challenge.

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