I just wanted to learn more about George.
This must be the same person William Abbruzzese was refering to in his message he sent me.
Enjoyed the info on Charles and the Athabaskan very much. My Uncle Lcdr George Grivel RCN (ret) sent me a copy of the book Haida years back and told me the torpedo electrician mentioned as saving another of the survivors was in fact Charles
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“Would you like a cup of tea?” The loss of HMCS Ottawa, September 1942
Late in the evening of 13 September 1942, while escorting Convoy ON 127, the destroyer Ottawa was sunk by U-91. Lieutenant L.B. Jenson, RCN, was on the bridge when the first torpedo hit:
An amazing geranium-colour flash forward was followed by a great pillar of water which went straight up! All of…
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