Mac (Mackenzie J. Gregory)

Mac Gregory
27 January 2015

In loving memory of Mac Gregory
9 February 1922 - 27 August 2014.

This site is dedicated to all "Who went down to the sea in ships" in World War 2, in whatever capacity they may have served the cause of freedom, but especially to the Eighty Four Officers and Men who died in H.M.A.S. Canberra at the Battle of Savo Island, on the 9th of August, 1942. 

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Here are the latest 12 articles.  See the article listletters archive, or site map to see all of them or to get your bearings. Links to the main features are in the right hand column. If you can't find what you are looking for, try this search page. There is also a search link on each page. 

Mac Was My Inspiration - Bruce M. Petty New Zealand

Mac Was My Inspiration - Bruce M. Petty New Zealand - click to read moreI met Mac in Melbourne over ten years ago on my way to New Zealand, where I now live. Even before I met Mac I interviewed him long distance for a book I was writing about naval officers in the Pacific War...


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Rest in Peace Sailor - Ron Riml USA

Ships Bell CanberraI served aboard USS Canberra from 1966 through 1968, and was lucky enough to visit Melbourne on her cruise there. Best ship I was ever assigned! Read the article.

Condolences - John Magee

He had an interest in HMS Pathfinder and had contacted the Queensferry History Group.



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Condolences - Michael Burton Finland

I wrote and asked him about the convoy RB1 which sailed from USA and England, he published the article I sent. Read the article.

Condolences - LCDR Henry Hall MBE OAM RAN (Rtd)

As an Ord.Sea. Second Class I served with him on HMAS Australia in 1939. We also served on HMAS Canberra at Savo Island 1942. Read the article.

Fantastically Impressive Website - Ken Muhr

I knew him only in electronic communication, but I was struck by his kindness, friendliness and enthusiasm. Read the article.

Remarkable Career - Orjan Lindroth

Thank you for your reply and sorry to hear that he has passed away. Read the article.

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A site Bismarck and the effort to present crew members in portraits and biographical sketches

A new site about the Bismarck and the effort to present crew members in
portraits and biographical sketches in German and English

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Marauders of the Sea WW 1
Marauders of the Sea WW 2
Confederate Armed Raiders of the American Civil
Under Water Warfare
Enemy Submarine Activity off the Australian Coast in WW2
H.M.A.S. Canberra and the Battle of Savo Island
Interview with Australians at War Film Archives
Index to Naval Battles on AHOY
Battle of the Atlantic. September 1939 - May 1945. Index to Ahoy Articles
Naval Battles in the Solomon Islands over August / November 1942 turn the tide of the Pacific War
Count Felix von Luckner: Index of Ahoy's articles and correspondence
HMS Voltaire Pages
The Athenia Pages
The Battle For Convoy ONS 5. 26th.April - 6th. May 1943
Adolf Hitler and his WW2 Field Marshals
Jervis Year. The Class of 1936. Royal Australian Naval College
Passport to the World over 64 years. Pages from my Travel Diary
Early Explorations of Australia
Index to Submarine articles
Index to Naval Operations articles
Gentlemen Cordite: Lieutenant Commander Warwick Bracegirdle, RAN

Best way to reach me is via e-mail. I answer all queries.

Latest updates

* 27 January 2015 - Mac Was My Inspiration - Bruce M. Petty New Zealand:

* 25 January 2015 - Index to Tributes and Remembrances in memory of Mackenzie J Gregory
(9 February 1922 - 27 August 2014):

* 25 January 2015 - Tributes and Remembrances  - Mac Gregory Mackenzie J. Gregory
(9 February 1922 - 27 August 2014):

* 25 January 2015 - Fantastically Impressive Website - Ken Muhr:

* 25 January 2015 - Condolences - Catherine Forrester:

* 25 January 2015 - Rest in Peace Sailor - Ron Riml USA:

* 19 January 2015 - Rest In Peace Dear Friend Mac - Matthias J. Maurer Germany:

* 19 January 2015 - Condolences - John Magee:

* 19 January 2015 - Condolences - Francie Mendelsohn USA:

* 19 January 2015 - Condolences - Michael Burton Finland:

* 19 January 2015 - Condolences - LCDR Henry Hall MBE OAM RAN (Rtd):

* 19 January 2015 - Top Bloke - David Angwin:

* 19 January 2015 - Condolences - Heather Hamer:

* 19 January 2015 - Remarkable Career - Orjan Lindroth:

* 19 January 2015 - Great Inspiration - Anne McCulloch:



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