George Ian Mackintosh Balfour DSC, RN
|Born||14 Jan 1912|
|Died||23 Oct 1999||(87)||West Surrey district, Surrey|
Retired: 15 Jan 1963
Warship Commands listed for George Ian Mackintosh Balfour, RN
|HMS Decoy (H 75)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||Mar 1942||late 1942|
|HMS Tuscan (R 56)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||24 Jan 1943||6 Jun 1943|
|HMS Scourge (G 01)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||7 Jun 1943||Mar 1945|
|HMS Solebay (R 70)||Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||3 Jul 1945||10 Jan 1946|
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Destroyer HMS Decoy (H 75)
19 Sep 1942
The British merchant Quebec City is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-156 north-north-west of the Ascension Island in position 02°12'S, 17°36'W. HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) later picks up 41 survivors.
23 Sep 1942
German U-boat U-125 torpedoed and sank the British merchant Bruy?re southwest of Freetown in position 04°55'N, 17°16'W. 5 of the survivors were later picked up by the British destroyer HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) and landed at Freetown.
23 Sep 1942 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) picks up 13 survivors from the Dutch merchant Breedijk that was torpedoed and sunk on 15 September by the German U-boat U-68 in the South Atlantic in position 05°05'S, 08°54'W.
26 Oct 1942
HMS Decoy (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) picks up 16 survivors from the American merchant Steel Navigator that was torpedoed and sunk on 19 October 1942 by German U-boat U-610 in the North Atlantic in position 49°45'N, 31°20'W.
Destroyer HMS Tuscan (R 56)
14 May 1943
HMS Tuscan (Lt.Cdr. G.I.M. Balfour, RN) is damaged when she hits a drifting mine in the Bristol Channel. She is out of action for about 4 months.
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