Clarence Aubrey King DSO, DSC, RCNR
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Retired: 1 Aug 1946
Warship Commands listed for Clarence Aubrey King, RCNR
|HMCS Saskatoon (K 158)||T/A/Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||5 Feb 1942||14 Feb 1942|
|HMCS Nipigon (J 154)||T/A/Lt.Cdr.||Minesweeper||15 Feb 1942||11 May 1942|
|HMCS Oakville (K 178)||T/A/Lt.Cdr.||Corvette||12 May 1942||21 Apr 1943|
|HMCS Swansea (K 328)||T/Lt.Cdr.||Frigate||4 Oct 1943||4 Nov 1944|
|HMCS Runnymede (K 678)||T/Cdr.||Frigate||9 Jun 1945||22 Oct 1945|
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Corvette HMCS Oakville (K 178)
28 Aug 1942 (position 17.40, -74.30)
German U-boat U-94 was sunk in the Caribbean Sea, in position 17°40'N, 74°30'W by depth charges from an American Catalina aircraft (VP-92) and ramming by the Canadian corvette HMCS Oakville (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.A. King, DSC, RCNR).
Frigate HMCS Swansea (K 328)
10 Mar 1944 (position 48.20, -20.33)
German U-boat U-845 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 48°20'N, 20°33'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.
10 Mar 1944
On that clear moonlit night, following the sinking of U-845, three of the attacking ships, Swansea, Forester and St. Laurent lay stopped while their whalers were launched and scrambling nets deployed to facilitate a total of Three Officers and Forty-two men being retrieved from the icy waters of the North Atlantic. Half that number, One Officer and Twenty-two men were rescued by HMCS Swansea to become POW's. (1)
14 Apr 1944 (position 46.22, -19.35)
German U-boat U-448 in the North Atlantic north-east of the Azores, in position 46°22'N, 19°35'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Swansea (A/Cdr. C.A. King, DSO, DSC, RCNR) and the British sloop HMS Pelican (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, DSO, RN).
14 Apr 1944
Following a devastating creeping attack, U-448 surfaced, then sank. Of a total of Five Officers and Thirty-seven men, Swansea rescued Seventeen and Pelican picked up the remaining Twenty-five. (1)
22 Apr 1944 (position 52.09, -19.07)
German U-boat U-311 sunk in the North Atlantic south west of Iceland in position 52°09'N, 19°07'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigates HMCS Matane (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, DSO, RN) and HMCS Swansea (A/Cdr. C.A. King, DSO, DSC, RCNR).
22 Apr 1944
The fact that U-311 was destroyed by the depth charge attacks of Matane and/or Swansea, was unknown until years after WWII, when German and British intelligence attributed the kill to these two ships, as opposed to attack by aircraft, the latter having been thought to be the case prior to the post-war analyses. (1)
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