William John Fricker, RN

Born  26 Sep 1894

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22 Jun 1918 Mate
22 Feb 1921 Lt.
22 Feb 1929 Lt.Cdr.
26 Sep 1938 Cdr. (retired)

Retired: 26 Sep 1938


Warship Commands listed for William John Fricker, RN

HMCS Nootka (J 35)Cdr. (retired)Minesweeper28 Sep 194028 Jan 1941
HMCS Burlington (J 250)Cdr. (retired)Minesweeper6 Sep 19411 May 1942

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Minesweeper HMCS Burlington (J 250)

15 Apr 1942 (position 43.23, -64.42)
HMCS Burlington (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Fricker, RCN) scuttles the wreck of the Dutch tanker Ocana with gunfire south-east of Nova Scotia in position 42°23'30N, 64°42'W. The tanker had been torpedoed by the German U-boat U-552 in position 42°36'N, 64°30'W on 25 March.

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