They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Dan James Watts


Steward Probationer, V27265, RCNVR


Born:  28 Jul 1915, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Died: 10 Feb 1942 at sea


Book of Remembrance


WATTS, Dan James, Steward Probationer, V27265, RCNVR, MPK - 10 Feb 1942, HMCS SPIKENARD - Born 28 Jul 1915 son of Charles James and Julia Mary Watts; brother of Grace E. Watts, all of London, Ontario.


Steward Watts 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.


Ships served in:

RCNVR DIVISION TORONTO - Enlisted 27 May 1941. Commenced Active Service 28 May 1941 as a Steward Probationer, RCNVR

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 18 Jun 1941 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR

HMCS SPIKENARD - Drafted to SPIKENARD 15 Sep 1941 as a Stwd Prob., RCNVR




(DW01) Article on Dan Watts reported missing

(DW02) Documents from the Service File of Dan Watts



Second World War Casualty Index