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Pratt, James Charles

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Title Commodore (RCN)
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Birth 00/00/1913 Death 21/09/1994
Place Windsor Place Ottawa
Area ON Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
 
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 08/03/1940). He served in HMCS Stadacona for Training 1940. He was appointed as a Lieutenant (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/01/1941). He served in NHQ 1941. He served in HMCS Dunvegan as First Lieutenant 1941. He served in HMCS Kings for Long Navigation Course 1942. He served in HMCS Goderich (In command) 1943. He served in HMCS Oshawa (In command) 1944. He was appointed as an A/Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR 1945. He served in HMCS Stadacona on staff of Captain (D) as Assistant to Training Commander 1945. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (Temp.) RCNVR (With seniority dated 01/07/1945). He served in HMCS Stadacona On staff of Captain (D) as Training Commander 1945. He served in HMCS Hunter 1945, (He was demobilized) 1945). (Transferred to RCN) 1946. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1946). He served in H.M.S. Tamar (Hong Kong) 1946. He served in H.M.S. Glory 1946. He served in NHQ as Assistant Director of Naval Reserves 1947. He served in HMCS Naden as First Lieutenant 1948. He was appointed as a Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1949). He served in HMCS Naden as Training Commander 1949). He served in NHQ for duty with Chief of Naval Personnel 1949. He served in National Defence College of Canada (Course 3) 1949). He served in NHQ as Director of Naval Intelligence 1950. He served in HMCS Shearwater as Executive Officer 1953. He served in HMCS Huron (I) (In command) 1954. He was appointed as an A/Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1954). He served in HMCS Huron (I) (In command) and Commander Canadian Destroyers Far East 1954). He served in NHQ as Director Personnel (Officers) 1955. He was appointed as a Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1956). He served in NHQ for duty with Chief of Naval Personnel 1958. He served in HMCS Crescent (In command) and as Commander Second Canadian Escort Squadron 1958. He served in HMCS Assiniboine (II) (In command) and as Commander Second Canadian Escort Squadron 1959. He served in HMCS Assiniboine (In command) and as Commander Second Canadian Escort Squadron 1960. He served in HMCS Naden as Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Pacific Coast 1960. He was appointed as a Commodore RCN (With seniority dated 04/09/1962). He served in HMCS Stadacona as Chief of Staff to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1962. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Chief of Staff (Operations) to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1963. He served in HMCS Stadacona as Commodore Personnel Atlantic Coast and Officer-in-Charge RCN Depot and Chief of Staff (Personnel and Training) to Flag Officer Atlantic Coast 1965. He served in NDHQ as Director General Reserves 1966. (He was retired on 01/04/1968.) (He was qualified with a Watchkeeping Certificate).
 
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Anecdotes
He was Chief of Staff during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
 
References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-04

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