In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Barry Samuel Brissenden


Constructor Lieutenant-Commander, O-8780, RCN


Born: 23 Oct 1920, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Died: 23 Oct 1982, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Ships served in:

HMCS ROYAL ROADS - Appointed to Royal Roads 26 Jan 1941 as a Prob. SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Feb 1941)

HMCS SANS PEUR - Appointed to Sans Peur 26 May 1941 as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Jul 1941) Seniority 01 Jan 1941 (Navy List Jul 1941)

HMCS MALPEQUE - Appointed to Malpeque 04 Aug 1941 as a SLt, RCNVR (Navy List Aug 1941)

HMCS WINNIPEG - Appointed to Winnipeg 22 Jul 1943 as a Lt, RCNVR (seniority 01 Jan 1943) (Navy List Aug 1943). Appointed as Lt (n), RCNVR (Navy List Oct 1943)

HMCS BADDECK - Appointed to Baddeck 01 Mar 1944 as a Lt (n), RCNVR (seniority 01 Jan 1942) (Navy List Jul 1944)

* Retired List - as a Lt, RCN(R) (seniority 01 Jan 1942) (Navy List Apr 1946)

HMCS CATARAQUI - Appointed to Cataraqui 07 Feb 1949 as a Lt, RCN(R) (Navy List Jul 1949). 

HMCS BYTOWN - Appointed to Bytown, For Special Services, NMCS Washington, USA, Add'l for Courses 11 Jun 1951 as a Constructor Lieutenant, RCN (SSA) (Navy List Jul 1951).

HMCS NIAGARA - Appointed to Niagara 07 Sep 1951 as a Constr. Lt, RCN (seniority 18 Oct 1947) (Navy List Jul 1952)

NAVAL SERVICE HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to NSHQ Ottawa, On Staff of Principal Overseerer Sorel Area 12 Jul 1954 as a Con. Lt, RCN (Navy List Oct 1954).

NAVAL SERVICE HEADQUARTERS OTTAWA - Appointed to NSHQ Ottawa, On Staff of Naval Constructor-in-Chief as a Con. LCdr, RCN (seniority 18 Oct 1955) (Navy List Jul 1956).  Appointed Staff Officer, Carriers and Cruisers as a Con. LCdr, RCN (Navy List Jan 1958)

* Honourably Released 01 Jun 1959 as a Con. LCdr, RCN (Navy List Jul 1959)


SLt Barry Brissenden on HMCS MALPEQUE




HMCS MALPEQUE Christmas card sent by Barry to his family - Dec 1941



SLt Barry Brissenden

Payzant Ave, Halifax, NS

Authorization to wear

the War Service Badge 

Barry Brissenden

Graduation from Queens - 1950

Barry Brissenden

Japan - 1969


Barry and Margaret, with daughters Constance and Julie


"Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me"

Barry Brissenden, Dartmouth, NS - 1981



Crossed the Bar Index