Harold Victor William Groos, RCN
|Born||2 Sep 1912||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.|
|Died||Jul 1987||(74)||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
Retired: 30 Jan 1965
Warship Commands listed for Harold Victor William Groos, RCN
|HMCS Orillia (K 119)||Lt.||Corvette||5 Sep 1942||13 Feb 1943|
|HMCS St. Francis (I 93)||A/Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||18 Feb 1943||15 Nov 1943|
|HMCS Gatineau (H 61)||A/Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||22 Nov 1943||10 Sep 1944|
|HMCS Huron (G 24)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||23 Sep 1944||24 Oct 1945|
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Destroyer HMCS Gatineau (H 61)
6 Mar 1944 (position 52.01, -22.37)
After unsuccessful attempts at towing the boat to port German U-boat U-744 was sunk at 1830hrs on 6 March 1944 in the North Atlantic, in position 52°01'N, 22°37'W, after being torpedoed by the British destroyer HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. R. Dyer, RN). U-744 was attacked for over 30 hours by depth charges from HMS Icarus, the Canadian frigate HMCS St. Catharines (T/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR with Cdr. P.W. Burnett, DSC, RN escort group commander onboard), Canadian corvettes HMCS Fennel (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Moffat, RCNVR), HMCS Chilliwack (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.R. Coughlin, RCNVR), Canadian destroyers HMCS Chaudiere (A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Nixon, RCN), HMCS Gatineau (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and the British corvette HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J.Allon, RNR).
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