Robert Aubern Stuart MacNeil OBE, RCNR
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Retired: 12 Aug 1945
Warship Commands listed for Robert Aubern Stuart MacNeil, RCNR
|HMCS Dauphin (K 157)||T/Lt.||Corvette||14 May 1941||17 Jan 1943|
|HMCS Sorel (K 153)||T/Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||20 Feb 1943||23 Nov 1943|
|HMCS Columbia (I 49)||T/Lt.Cdr.||Destroyer||24 Nov 1943||30 Mar 1944|
|HMCS Wallaceburg (J 336)||T/Lt.Cdr.||Minesweeper||3 May 1944||9 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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