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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Arnold Valentyne MacKenney


Supply Assistant, V42713, RCNVR


Born: 14 Feb 1914, Keeler, Saskatchewan


Died: 22 Aug 1944 at sea


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MacKENNEY, Arnold Valentyne, SA, V42713, RCNVR, killed - 22 Aug 2944, HMS NABOB - son of William A. and Mary MacKenney; husband of Jennie MacKenney; all of Vancouver, BC; brother of Leslie Floyd MacKenney of Halifax and George Laurence MacKenney of Vancouver.


SA MacKenney died when his ship, HMS NABOB, was hit by a torpedo from U-354 which resulted in the loss of 21 of NABOB'S crew. NABOB made it back to port but was never repaired. She was later paid off and sold for scrap.


SA MacKenney is buried in the Douglas Bank Cemetery, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland.


Ships served in:


HMS NABOB - Drafted to Nabob 08 Feb 1944 as a SA, RCNVR


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(1) A.V. Kenney - just before enlisting  (2) Certificate of Service (3) Naval Training and Active Service record (4-5) Service Summary  (6) Letter to SA MacKenney's wife informing her of the details of the torpedoing of HMS Nabob and the death of her husband  (7) Headstone for SA MacKenney at the Douglas Bank Cemetery.



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