In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Donald Louis Black


Submarine Detector, RCNVR


Lieutenant-Commander, O-6740, RCN (SSA)


Lieutenant-Commander, O-6740, RCN(R)


Born: 31 Dec 1922          Died: 10 Jul 1988


Ships served in:

HMCS CAMROSE - Served in CAMROSE as an SD in 1942

* Listed as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Mar 1943)

HMCS CORNWALLIS - Appointed to CORNWALLIS for Officer Training (Family Records)

HMCS ARROWHEAD - Appointed to ARROWHEAD 17 May 1943 as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 04 Jan 1943) (Navy List Aug 1943). Appointed A/Lt, RCNVR 15 Jan 1944 (Navy List Feb 1944).  Appointed Lt, RCNVR (seniority 15 Jan 1944) (Navy List Nov 1944)

HMCS YORK - Appointed to YORK 15 Mar 1945 as a Lt, RCNVR (Nay List Mar 1945). Seniority backdated 0 Jan 1944 (Navy List Mar 1945)

HMCS TECUMSEH - Appointed to TECUMSEH as a Lt, RCNVR (Navy List May 1945). Served in TECUMSEH as XO (Family records)

* Retired List as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 04 Jan 1944) (Navy List Apr 1946)

HMCS CATARAQUI (Retired List) - as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1952)

HMCS GLOUCESTER - Appointed to GLOUCESTER 24 Sep 1952 as a LCdr, RCN (SSA), XO (seniority 04 Jan 1952) (Navy List Oct 1952)

HMCS YORK (Retired List) - as a LCdr, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1956)

HMCS STAR (Retired List) - as a LCdr, RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1959)

* Last noted on the Retired List at HMCS STAR as a LCdr, RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1960)




HMCS GLOUCESTER 1956: Inspection. Front to Rear: Lt. Cmdr Black, Chief Harkess, Chief Butch Buchanan (not certain). Sailors - front to rear: Jack Whitingham (from Westboro, Ottawa), ? Buregard (no first name), Ed Smith, unknown, unknown


Source: Jerry Procs family of web pages - HMCS GLOUCESTER


Submitted by David Smith



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