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Porteous, William Walter

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Title Rear-Admiral (E) (RCN)
Official Number O-59730
Birth 01/10/1902 Death 12/12/1969
Place Sedalia (Douglas County) Place Ottawa
Area CO Area ON
Country USA Country Canada
Honours OBE.
He won the Royal Navy Atlantic Fleet Middleweight Boxing Championship in 1922 and 1924. He won the Royal Navy - Royal Marines Light Heavyweight Boxing Championship in 1927. He placed second in the Royal Navy Home Fleet Cross-Country Race in 1927.
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN (With seniority dated 29/09/1918). He served in Royal Naval College of Canada (Ninth Term) 1918. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1921). He served in H.M.S. Resolution for Training 1921. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1924) Royal Naval College Greenwich for Sub-Lieutenants Courses 1924. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1925). He served in the Royal Naval Engineering College Keyham 1925. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1926). He served in H.M.S. Emperor of India for Engineering Department 1926. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Assistant to Engineer Officer 1928. He served in HMCS Naden for HMC Dockyard Esquimalt as Consulting Engineer 1930. He served in HMCS Vancouver as Engineer Officer 1931. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/03/1934). He served in HMCS Saguenay as Engineer Officer "D" Eastern Sub-Division 1934. He served in HMCS St. Laurent as Engineer Officer 1937. He served in HMC Dockyard Halifax as Assistant to Chief Engineer 1937. He was appointed as a Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/12/1938). He served in HMCS Assiniboine as Engineer Officer 1939. He served in the RCN Barracks Esquimalt for Mechanical Training Establishment 1940. He was appointed as an A/Captain (E) RCN (With seniority dated 13/02/1941). He served in NSHQ as Director of Engineering Personnel 1942. He was appointed as a Captain (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1944). He served in HMCS Scotian as Deputy Superintendent HMC Dockyard and Engineer Superintendent and Command Engineer Officer 1945. He served in HMC Dockyard Halifax as Superintendent and Command Engineer Officer 1947. He served in HMCS Stadacona for HMC Dockyard as Command Technical Officer and Command Engineering Officer Halifax and Superintendent 1949, Commodore (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1950). He served as Commodore Superintendent Atlantic Coast and Superintendent HMC Dockyard Halifax 1954. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (E) RCN (With seniority dated 09/01/1956). He served in NDHQ as Chief of Naval Technical Services and as Member of the Naval Board of Canada 1956. (He was retired on 01/09/1958.)
Vessels Owned
Aircraft Flown
Named Features
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; Blatherwick, John (1992); MacFarlane, John M. (1994); E-mail Communication (Lalia Jane Porteous-Thompson - John MacFarlane 2013/02/16); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
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