Desmond William Piers DSC, RCN

Born  12 Jun 1913Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died  1 Nov 2005(92)Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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1 Sep 1933 Mid.
1 Nov 1935 S.Lt.
26 Sep 1936 A/Lt.
26 Sep 1937 Lt.
1 Jun 1942 A/Lt.Cdr.
26 Mar 1944 Lt.Cdr.
1 Jan 1947 Cdr.
1 Jan 1951 Capt.
27 Feb 1962 Rear-Admiral

Retired: 1967


5 Jun 1943 DSC

Warship Commands listed for Desmond William Piers, RCN

HMCS Restigouche (H 00)Lt.Destroyer24 Jun 19415 Jun 1943
HMCS Algonquin (R 17)A/Lt.Cdr.Destroyer22 Dec 194319 Apr 1945

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Destroyer HMCS Restigouche (H 00)

10 Apr 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMCS Restigouche (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, RCN) picks up 23 survivors from the Dutch merchant Blitar that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-632 about 520 miles east of Cape Farewell on 6 April.

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