Crew list of Ships hit by U-boats

Gordon Perry Essery

RCN. Canadian

Born  10 Dec 1924

Roster information listed for Gordon Perry Essery

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
HMCS Clayoquot (J 174)Fleet minesweeperOrdinary Seaman24 Dec 1944U-806 (1)

Personal information

Gordon Perry Essery survived the sinking of HMCS Clayoquot when it was torpedoed on Christmas Eve 1944. He is shown in a famous photo being pulled from the water when survivors were rescued.


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