HMCS St. Laurent
HMCS ST. LAURENT - Dad was on this ship from Jul 5, 1939 to Jan 19, 1940 and from Feb 26, 1940 to Nov 17, 1941
"Noteable events involving St. Laurent include:
2 Jul, 1940
At 07.58 hours on 2 July 1940, the unescorted British passenger vessel Arandora Star was torpedoed and damaged by the German submarine U-47 about 125 nautical miles east by north of Malin Head, Co. Donegal and foundered later in position 56º30'N, 10º38'W. The ship had 479 German internees, 734 Italian internees, 86 German prisoners-of-war and 200 military guards on board. The master, 55 crew members, 91 guards and 713 Italians and Germans were lost. 118 crew members, 109 guards and 586 Italians and Germans were picked up by the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and landed at Greenock. (see map)
4 Sep, 1940
HMCS St. Laurent (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) picks up 89 survivors from the British merchant Titan that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-47 about 80 miles southwest of Rockall in position 58º14'N, 15º50'W.
15 Sep, 1940
The Canadian merchant Kenordoc is shelled and damaged about 44 miles west-northwest of Rockall in position 57º42'N, 15º02'W by the German submarine U-99. HMCS St. Laurent (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) later picks up 13 survivors.
2 Dec, 1940
HMCS St. Laurent (Lt H.S. Rayner, RCN) picks up survivors from the British armed merchant cruiser HMS Forfar that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 about 500 miles west of Ireland in position 54º35'N, 18º18'W.
3 Dec, 1940
HMCS St. Laurent (Lt H.S. Rayner, RCN) picks up 53 survivors from the British tanker Conch that was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-99 about 370 miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 54°21'N, 19°30'W.
3 Mar, 1941
HMCS St. Laurent (Lt. H.S. Rayner, RCN) arrives at Halifax for a refit.
27 Dec, 1942
The German submarine U-356 was sunk in the North Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 43º30'N, 25º40'W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent (A/Cdr. G.S. Windeyer, RCN) and the Canadian corvettes HMCS Chilliwack (A/Lt.Cdr. L.L. Foxall, RCNR), HMCS Battleford (Lt. F.A. Beck, RCNVR) and HMCS Napanee (Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR). (see map)
10 Mar, 1944
The German submarine U-845 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 48º20'N, 20º33'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Forester, the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent, the Canadian corvette HMCS Owen Sound and the Canadian frigate HMCS Swansea. (see map)"