Harold Taylor Wood Grant DSO, RCN
|Born||1 Mar 1899||Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Died||8 May 1965||(66)||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
Warship Commands listed for Harold Taylor Wood Grant, RCN
|HMCS Skeena (D 59)||Cdr.||Destroyer||23 Apr 1938||30 Nov 1939|
|HMS Diomede (D 92)||Capt.||Light cruiser||19 Aug 1942||mid 1943|
|HMS Enterprise (D 52)||Capt.||Light cruiser||Jul 1943||2 Oct 1944|
|HMCS Ontario||Capt.||Light cruiser||17 Mar 1945||31 Dec 1945|
In 1946 he was promoted to Rear Admiral and in Sept 1947 he became the Chief of Naval Staff in Ottawa, a position he held until his retirement at the end of 1950.
Canadia Veterans Hall of Valour. Harold Taylor Wood Grant
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Light cruiser HMS Enterprise (D 52)
28 Dec 1943
HMS Enterprise (Capt. H.T.W. Grant, RCN) attempting the interception of the arriving German blockade runner Alsterufer in the Bay of Biscay with HMS Glasgow (Capt. C.P. Clarke, RN), ran into the freighter's covering group, consisting of the German destroyer Z 27 and the German torpedo boats T 22, T 25 and T 26.
In a spirited gun action, the heavier British artillery had the better of the Germans and only T 22 was able to return to port.
6 Jun 1944
Took part in the Normandy landings with Force "A", under the overall command of the Admiral embarked in US CA Tuscaloosa and deployed in support of the landings at Utah Beach. From 0716 hrs the CL fired on targets NE of Pouppeville, expending 145 rounds of 152 mm ammo in 6 separate shoots. Enterprise also took part in the bombardment of Cherbourg during June/July.