Ian Hunter Bell, RCNVR

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28 Apr 1940 T/A.Lt.
28 Apr 1941 T/Lt.
1 Jan 1944 T/A/Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1945 T/Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 3 Oct 1945


8 Jun 1944 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)

Warship Commands listed for Ian Hunter Bell, RCNVR

HMCS St. Croix (I 81)T/Lt.Destroyer11 Dec 19415 Jan 1942
HMCS Swift Current (J 254)T/Lt.Minesweeper19 Apr 194227 Sep 1942
HMCS Ville de Quebec (K 242)T/Lt.Corvette30 Sep 194211 Oct 1942
HMCS Alberni (K 103)T/Lt.Corvette12 Oct 194221 Aug 1944

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Corvette HMCS Alberni (K 103)

27 Oct 1942
HMCS Alberni (Lt. I.H. Bell, RCNVR) picks up 12 survivors from the American tanker Gurney E. Newlin that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-436 in the North Atlantic in position 54°51'N, 30°06'W.

The abandoned Gurney E. Newlin was finally sunk the next day by German U-boat U-606.

28 Oct 1942
HMCS Alberni (Lt. I.H. Bell, RCNVR) and HMCS Ville de Quebec (Lt.Cdr. A.R.E. Coleman, RCNR) together pick up 81 survivors from the British whale factory ship Sourabaya that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day in the North Atlantic in position 54°32'N, 31°02'W by German U-boat U-436

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

(£ 38.25)

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