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MacGillivray, John

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Title Commodore (E) (RCN)
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Birth 00/00/1909 Death 21/08/1988
Place (nk) Place Ottawa
Area (nk) Area ON
Country (nk) Country Canada
 
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Biography
Before his naval service he served in the merchant navy as an engineer officer.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Probationary Engineer Lieutenant RCNR (With seniority dated 12/05/1937) (With seniority dated 29/10/1936). He served in HMCS Naden for Training 1937. He served in HMCS Armentieres for Training 1937. He served in HMCS Fraser for Training 1937. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (E) RCNR (With seniority dated 03/04/1939). He served in HMCS Naden for Training 1939. (Mobilized for Second World War service 11/09/1939). He served in HMCS Naden for HMC Dockyard Esquimalt for Service With Chief Engineer 1939, (Transferred to RCN 1939). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (E) RCN (Appointed 21/09/1939) (With seniority dated 29/09/1936). He served in HMCS Naden for Duty With Chief Engineering Officer Esquimalt Dockyard 1939. He served in HMCS Naden as Engineer Officer RCN Barracks Esquimalt 1939. He served in HMCS Restigouche as Engineer Officer 1940. He served in HMCS Ottawa 1940. He served in HMCS Skeena as Engineer Officer 1940. He served in HMS Calliope (Newcastle) for Duty With ASCDS Standing By HMCS Iroquois 1941. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1943). He served in HMCS Iroquois (I) as Engineer Officer 1941. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 29/04/1943). He served in H.M.S. Black Prince for Training 1944. He served in HMCS Niobe as Additional for H.M.S. Minotaur 1945. He served in HMCS Ontario as Senior Engineer 1945. He was appointed as an A/Commander (E) RCN 1945. He served in HMCS Uganda as In-Charge of Machinery 1945. He was appointed as a Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1946). He served in HMCS Naden for HMC Dockyard Esquimalt as Manager Engineering Department 1947. He served in NHQ as Deputy Engineer-in-Chief 1948. He was appointed as a Captain (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1951). He served in HMCS Naden as Additional on Staff of Superintendent Esquimalt Dockyard 1954. He served in HMCS Naden on Staff of Superintendent Pacific as Deputy Superintendent Pacific Coast and Coordinator of Refits and Repairs Pacific Coast 1954. He was appointed as a Commodore (E) RCN (With seniority dated 04/01/1956). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commodore Superintendent Atlantic Coast and Superintendent HMC Dockyard Halifax 1956. He served in NHQ as Deputy Chief of Staff of Technical Requirements 1958. He served in NHQ as Deputy Chief of Naval Technical Services 1960-62. (He was retired on 06/05/1961.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2010-11-25

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