During the Battle of the Atlantic, Dr. George Hendry had just finished performing two major surgical operations on board the destroyer HMCS Ottawa when his ship was ambushed by 13 German U-boats. Canadian warships like Ottawa had inadequate radar sets that were incapable of detecting submarines approaching in the dark. On September 13, 1942, U-91 stole in and torpedoed Ottawa, sinking her in 20 minutes. utterly exhausted, Dr. Hendry was lost along with 113 of his shipmates. George Hendry was a much-loved man, a great university athlete, and a very good doctor. Unfortunately, he was also naive and too trusting. One night in January 1941, he committed a very foolish indiscretion. He would spend the rest of his tragically short life making amends for this mistake.
A Burial at Sea; The Hendry's: A Remarkable Family; The Making of a Doctor: G A Hendry, Meds 3T5; "Is Anxious to Have His Entry Hastened"; HMCS Ottawa (H 60): The Ship and the Ship's Company; Into the Black Pit; "Doctor in His Cabin Operating Room Hero of Plunging Ottawa"; "She Was a Fine Ship, Number One"; "The Most Commendable Devotion to Duty"; Epilogue; Notes; Index.