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They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Dennis Andrew Quinn


Ordinary Seaman, Electrician's Mate Standard, 34654-H, RCN


Born:  17 Jun 1938, Edmonton, Alberta


Died: 12 Jul 1957 at sea


Book of Remembrance


QUINN, Dennis Andrew, OSLMS, RCN, died 12 Jul 1957, HMCS ONTARIO - son of John (Jack) Quinn and Hazel Mary (Martin) Quinn. Brother of Denise Agnes and Kathleen Quinn.


Age 19. Dennis died while he was serving in HMCS Ontario. He was electrocuted onboard ship while the ship was anchored at Kailua Bay, Hawaii.  He was buried at sea 0807W, Saturday, 13 Jul 1957 off the island of Hawaii in position 20 DEG 22 MIN N 155 DEG 08 MIN W.


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(1) Newspaper article on the death of AB Quinn - from the Victoria Daily Colonist, Friday, 19 Jul 1957 - Researched by/Courtesy of Steve Hutchings  (2) HMCS Ontario visible in the foreground - at anchor at Kailua Bay, Hawaii - Jul 1957 - Courtesy of Steve Hlasny  (3) BOI Report (Summary) into the death of OS Quinn - Courtesy of Steve Hutchins



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