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George Manuel Adams Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve   HMCS Raccoon Rank: Motor Mechanic Service No: A/1441 Date of Birth: April 24, 1901 Place of Birth: Great Burin, Burin, Newfoundland     Date of Enlistment: March 30, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: East Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: George Adams was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Moulton, of Fortune Bay, Newfoundland and husband of Susanna Adams, of East Pubnico, Nova Scotia.    Date of Death: September 7, 1942 Memorial: Halifax Memorial (Panel 6)     HMCS Raccoon was a civilian yacht converted for military service,and was one of several Royal Canadian Navy ships sunk during the battle of the St. Lawrence. The German submarine U-165 sank Raccoon in the early morning of 7 September 1942 during an attack on a convoy near Pointe-au-Père, Quebec. In the confusion, Raccoon's loss was not realized until later in the day. Little trace of the ship and its 37 crew was ever found, aside from some wreckage and the body of its captain, R. H. McConnell.   The struggle on the Atlantic between Allied navies and German U-Boats brought the naval war into Canada, turning the river and Gulf of St. Lawrence into a battleground. From 1942, German U-Boats sank 23 merchant and naval ships.  Improvements in anti-submarine defences ultimately stemmed these losses. John Jeremiah Boudreau also died September 7, 1942 on HMCS Raccoon. Commemorated on The Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 209 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 15, August 1, and November 12 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information on HMCS Raccoon uboat.net (HMCS Raccoon) 
George Manuel Adams
Photot Credit: Canadian War Museum George Metcalf Archival Collection CWM 20070195-008b_front