They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Donald Jordan


Able Seaman Leading Torpedoman, V19161, RCNVR


Born: 13 Aug 1920, Montreal, Quebec


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


JORDAN, Donald, AB, V19161, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Son of Richard and Nina Jordan, of Windsor, Ontario.


AB Jordan died when his ship, HMCS SPIKENARD, was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland while escorting convoy SC-67. Of her crew of 65, there were only 8 survivors.


Donald Jordan was born at Montreal on 13 Aug 1920. He was educated at Hugh Beaton, Walkerville and Windsor Vocational Schools, taking a curse in electronics. He joined the Navy on 11 Nov 1940, at Windsor. Previously he served in the Essex Tank, and Royal Signal Corps. In the summer of 1940 he served as a Life Guard at East Windsor Beach, and was also a member of the YMCA. Seaman Jordan was a member of the crew of HMCS Spikenard, which was sunk by enemy action. He was not married and is survived by his father, Mr. Richard Jordan of Windsor, Ont.


Ships served in:

WINDSOR RCNVR - Enlisted 03 Oct 1940. Commenced Active Service 11 Nov 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 19 Nov 1940 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated A/ST 22 Feb 1941

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 10 Aug 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

* Rated ST 11 Nov 1941

* Rated LTO 11 Nov 1941

* Rated A/AB 11 Nov 1941

* Rated AB 10 Dec 1941





(DJ01) Photo of AB LTO Donald Jordan

(DJ02) Photo of AB LTO Donald Jordan from the Windsor Daily Star

(DJ03) Documents from the Service File of Donald Jordan



Second World War Casualty Index