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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Herman Dwight Mackay


Commander, O-44510, RCN(R)


Died: 20 Oct 2009, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Cdr Mackay was awarded the Croix de Guerre avec Etoile en Vermeil (France).


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISIONAL HEADQUARTERS HALIFAX - Listed as a Prob. Lt, RCNR (seniority 29 May 1937) (Navy List Sep 1937).  Appointed Lt, RCNR (Navy List Apr 1938). Dated called up - 03 Sep 1939 (Navy List Nov 1939)

HMCS GASPE - Appointed to Gaspe 03 Sep 1939 as a Lt, RCNR, Commanding Officer (Navy List Jun 1940)

HMCS THUNDER - Appointed to Thunder 23 May 1941 as an A/LCdr, RCNR, Commanding Officer (stand by - Accounts carried out by Hochelaga II) (Navy List Aug 1941) (seniority backdated to 29 Nov 1936) (Navy List Oct 1941). Re-appointed to Thunder 18 Sep 1942 as LCdr, RCNR (Navy List Aug 1943).  Appointed A/Cdr, RCNR (Navy List May 1944)

* Appointed terminated 29 Jan 1946 (invalided) as an A/Cdr, RCN(R) (Navy List Apr 1946)

* Retired list as Cdr, RCN(R) (seniority 29 Jan 1946) (Navy List Jul 1950)

HMCS SCOTIAN (retired list) - as Cdr, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1952). Last noted in the Navy List for Jan 1960 as a Cdr, RCN(R)



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