Captain Robert Sherbrooke, on board HMS Onslow, directed the escort destroyers into a pre-emptive attack and, although they were heavily outgunned, they Sherbrooke was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery for continuing to direct the counter-attack despite sustaining a serious facial injury that knocked his left. Captain Sherbrooke on Onslow was in command of the convoy escort. When Hipper was sighted, Achates made smoke to thus maintaining the threat. The Onslow received a direct hit and sustained heavy casualties, including Captain Sherbrooke, who received a severe facial injury. Onslow retired from the action. En plein cœur de la ville de Sherbrooke, en bordure du lac des Nations, dans un immeuble ancestral au cachet unique.