Robert Aubern Stuart MacNeil OBE, RCNR

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5 Sep 1939 T/Lt.
1 Jan 1943 T/Lt.Cdr.

Retired: 12 Aug 1945


5 Jun 1943 OBE

Warship Commands listed for Robert Aubern Stuart MacNeil, RCNR

HMCS Dauphin (K 157)T/Lt.Corvette14 May 194117 Jan 1943
HMCS Sorel (K 153)T/Lt.Cdr.Corvette20 Feb 194323 Nov 1943
HMCS Columbia (I 49)T/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer24 Nov 194330 Mar 1944
HMCS Wallaceburg (J 336)T/Lt.Cdr.Minesweeper3 May 19449 Jan 1945

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Corvette HMCS Dauphin (K 157)

11 Feb 1942
HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) picks up 30 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Heina that was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 56°10'N, 21°07'W by the German merchant U-136.

26 Jul 1942
At 07.57 hours on 26 July 1942 German U-boat U-607 attacked convoy ON-113 about 300 nautical miles east of Cape Race and observed two hits on a freighter and heard one detonation further away. At 08.11 hours the same day German U-boat U-704 attacked the same convoy and saw one detonation. It seems that both U-boats had hit the British merchant Empire Rainbow. The master, 38 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Burnham (A/Cdr. T. Taylor, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and landed at St. John's, Newfoundland.

Destroyer HMCS Columbia (I 49)

25 Feb 1944
HMCS Columbia (Lt.Cdr R.A.S. MacNeil, OBE, RCNR) was heavily damaged when owing to faulty radar & heavy fog, she rammed a cliff without grounding in Motion Bay, Newfoundland on 25 February 1944, not repaired and decommissioned 17 March 1944.

Photographs taken by
Charles James Sadler RCNVR, Stoker, Service NO. V-4963
HMCS Columbia / HMCS Avalon / HMCS Joliette

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