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John Kenneth (Jack) MacBeth


Lieutenant-Commander, O-43440, RCN(R)


Died: 16 Sep 1990, Calgary, Alberta


MACBETH, John Kenneth (Jack) - formerly of Brisco, BC, passed away at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, on September 16, 1990 at the age of 69 years. (Calgary Herald, Tues, 18 Sep 1990)


Author of the book "Ready, Aye, Ready" 


Ships served in:

KINGSTON DIVISION RCNVR - Attached as a Prob. SLt (Navy List Mar 1941)

RCN BARRACKS HALIFAX - Appointed to RCN Barracks Halifax, For Disposal or Under Training, 07 May 1941 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Jun 1941)

* Listed as a SLt, RCNVR (seniority 01 May 1941) (Navy List Sep 1941)

HMCS EYEBRIGHT - Appointed to Eyebright 01 Sep 1941 as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Oct 1941)

HMCS SUMMERSIDE - Appointed to Summerside 23 Aug 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR (seniority 01 May 1943) (Navy List Aug 1943)

HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to Niobe, RCN Beach Commando "W" 01 Dec 1943 as a Lt (n), RCNVR (Navy List Feb 1944)

HMCS TRENTONIAN - Appointed to Trentonian 08 May 1944 as a Lt (n), RCNVR (seniority (backdated) 01 May 1942) (Navy List Jul 1944)

HMCS NIOBE - Appointed to Niobe, M.T.B. Flotilla as a Lt (n), RCNVR (Navy List Sep 1944)

HMCS NEW GLASGOW - Appointed to New Glasgow 08 Nov 1944 as a Lt (n), RCNVR (Navy List Nov 1944 / Mar 1945)

* Retired List as a Lt (n), RCN(R) (seniority 01 May 1942) (Navy List Oct 1946)

HMCS YORK (Retired List) as a LCdr, RCN(R) (seniority 01 Nov 1950) (Jul 1953)

HMCS CARLETON (Retired List) as a LCdr, RCN(R) (seniority 304 days) (Navy List Jul 1954).  Last noted in the Jan 1960 Navy List on the Retired List as HMCS Carleton as a LCdr, RCN(R) (Navy List Jan 1960)



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