Andrew Hedley Dobson DSC, RCNR

Birth details unknown
Died  20 Sep 1943HMCS St. Croix (I 81)


If you can help with photo or any information on this Officer please
use our comment form
.

Ranks

4 Jul 1935 Lt.
??? A/Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

22 Dec 1942 DSC
4 Jun 1946 Mentioned in Despatches (MID) (posthumous)

Warship Commands listed for Andrew Hedley Dobson, RCNR


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMCS Napanee (K 118)A/Lt.Cdr.Corvette10 Mar 19418 Dec 1941
HMCS St. Croix (I 81)A/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer6 Jan 194220 Sep 1943 (+)

Career information

We currently have no career / biographical information on this officer.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMCS St. Croix (I 81)


24 Jul 1942 (position 48.12, -40.56)
German U-boat U-90 was sunk in the Northern Atlantic, in position 48°12'N, 40°56'W by depth charges from the Canadian destroyer HMCS St Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, RCNR).

10 Sep 1942
At 21.10 hours on 10 September 1942 German U-boat U-659 attacked the convoy ON-127 southwest of Iceland and reported hits on two ships. In fact, two torpedoes hit the British tanker Empire Oil at the bow and stern and stopped the tanker. At 01.47 hours the next day, German U-boat U-584 sank the drifting Empire Oil with two coups de gr?ce. The master, 12 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Canadian destroyer HMCS St Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.N. Dobson, RCNR) and landed at St. John's on 15 September. 29 crew members and five gunners were picked up by the Canadian destroyer HMCS Ottawa (A/Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rutherford, RCN) On 14 September, 13 crew members and five gunners were lost when this destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-91.

4 Mar 1943 (position 41.36, -13.31)
German U-boat U-87 was sunk west of Leixoes, in position 41°36'N, 13°31'W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Shediac (Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) and the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR).

12 Apr 1943
The Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (Lt L.R. Pavillard, RCNVR) together pick up 28 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Ingerfire that was torpedoed and sunk about 400 miles east of Newfoundland, Canada in position 51°29'N, 42°59'W.

12 Apr 1943
The Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (Lt L.R. Pavillard, RCNVR) together pick up 28 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Ingerfire that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day about 400 miles east of Newfoundland, Canada in position 51°29'N, 42°59'W.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


amazon.com
($ 49.95)

amazon.co.uk
(£ 45.00)


Deadly Seas

Bercuson, David Jay and Herwig, Holger H.


You can help improve officers Andrew Hedley Dobson's page
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this officer.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve his page.

Allied Commanders main page