For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar 

 

Douglas Wharrie Main

 

Lieutenant, O-45950, RCN(R)

 

Born: date / place          Died: date / place

 

Ships served in:

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax 15 Jul 1940 as an A/Lt, RCNR (Navy List Aug 1940)

HMCS CARTIER- Appointed to Cartier 01 Sep 1940 as a Lt, RCNR, XO (Navy List Feb 1941)

HMCS FRENCH - Appointed to French 27 Feb 1941 as Lt, RCNR (Navy List Mar 1941). 3rd Commanding Officer 27 Feb 1941 - 22 Jul 1941 (Macpherson-Burgess Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981)

HMCS RACCOON - Appointed to Raccoon 23 Jul 1941 as Lt, RCNVR, Commanding Officer (Navy List Aug 1941). 4th Commanding Officer 23 Jul 1941 - 16 Nov 1941  (Macpherson-Burgess Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981)

HMS FORT YORK - Appointed to Fort York (Royal Navy Minesweeper manned by Canadian personnel) 17 Nov 1941 as Lt, RCNR, Commanding Officer (Navy List Dec 1941)

HMCS BAYFIELD - Appointed to Bayfield 26 Feb 1942 as a Lt, RCNR, Commanding Officer (Navy List Apr 1941). 1st Commanding Officer 26 Feb 1942 - 03 Nov 1942  (Macpherson-Burgess Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981)

HMCS BAYFIELD - Appointed to Bayfield 01 Jan 1943 as Lt, RCNR, Commanding Officer (Navy List Aug 1943). 3rd Commanding Officer 01 Jan 1943 - 19 Jan 1944  (Macpherson-Burgess Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981)

HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to Niobe 07 Mar 1944 as a Lt, RCNVR for disposal (Navy List May 1944). Seniority backdated to 13 Jan 1939 (Navy List May 1944)

HMCS GEORGIAN - Appointed to Georgian 21 Jun 1944 as a Lt, RCNR, Commanding Officer (Navy List Sep 1944) 6th Commanding Officer 21 Jun 1944 - 23 Mar 1945  (Macpherson-Burgess Ships of Canada's Naval Forces 1910-1981). Appointed A/LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Mar 1945)

Appointment terminated - resignation commission 11 Apr 1945 (The Nauticapedia)

 

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(1) Portrait of Lt Douglas Main  (2) German Gun  (3) German gun turret Cherbourg harbour  (4) German prisoners embarking for England at Dieppe, Oct 1944  (5) Bangor Class Minesweepers - HMCS Guysborough J52 foreground  (6) HMCS GEORGIAN J144 - censor stamp 25 Nov 1944  (7) Battleship HMS Rodney

 

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(8-10) Bringing in a mine of Spithead, 07 Sep 1944. Photos stamped "SECRET"  (11) Depth charge exploding astern of unknown minesweeper  (12-13) General Montgomery onboard HMCS Georgian

 

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(14) Invasion preparations off Plymouth 03 Jun 1944  (15) US Landing Ships at Fowey, England, May 1944  (16) Sailors in ship's boat - unknown minesweeper in background  (17) Cowes, Isle of Wight - Battleship USS Augusta weighing anchor preparatory for the invasion - 03 Jun 1944

 

 

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