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Spencer, Brian Roff

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Title Rear-Admiral (E) (RCN)
Official Number O-69180
 
Birth 08/01/1907 Death 22/01/1961
Place Alberni Place Ottawa
Area BC Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
After his naval service he was a Director of Canadian Arsenals Ltd.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1921. He served in the Royal Naval College of Canada (Twelfth Term) 1921. (He was released 1922). He entered the University of British Columbia 1922. (He re-entered RCN 1924). He was appointed as a Naval Cadet RCN 1924. He served in H.M.S. Thunderer for Training (Special Entry No. 16) 1924. He served in H.M.S. Collingwood for Training. He was appointed as a Midshipman RCN (With seniority dated 30/08/1924). He was appointed as a Midshipman (E) RCN (With seniority dated 15/09/1925). He served in H.M.S. Emperor of India for Training 1925. He served in H.M.S. Valiant for Training. He served in H.M.S. Vivid for Training 1925. He was appointed as an A/Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1926). He served in the Royal Naval Engineering College Keyham 1926. He was appointed as a Sub-Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/11/1927). He was appointed as a Lieutenant (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/02/1929). He served in HMCS Saguenay 1931. He served in NSHQ 1934. He served in HMCS Champlain as Engineer Officer 1935. He served in HMCS Saguenay 1936. He was appointed as a Lieutenant-Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/02/1937). He served in HMCS Skeena as Engineer Officer 1939. He served in NSHQ as Director Engineering Personnel 1940, Officer-in-Charge Mechanical Training Establishment HMCS Naden. He was appointed as a A/Commander (E) RCN 1941. He served in the RCN Barracks Esquimalt (HMCS Naden II) 1941. He was appointed as a Commander (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1942). He served as Officer-in-Charge Mechanical Training Establishment HMCS Cornwallis 1942. He served in HMCS Niobe for Staff of Naval Overseer Belfast 1943. He served in HMCS Ontario as Commander (E) 1945. He served in NHQ as Staff of Assistant Chief of Naval Administration and Supply (Ships and Dockyards) 1946. He served in NHQ as Assistant Engineer-in-Chief 1946. He was appointed as a Captain (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/01/1947). He served in NHQ as Deputy Engineer-in-Chief 1947. He served as Superintendent HMC Dockyard Esquimalt and HMCS Naden as Command Engineer Officer Pacific Command and Command Technical Officer 1948. He was appointed as a Commodore (E) RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1953). He served in HMCS Naden for Duty as Commodore Superintendent HMC Dockyard Esquimalt. He served in NHQ as Engineer-in-Chief 1956. He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (E) RCN (With seniority dated 08/09/1958). He served in NHQ as Chief of Naval Technical Services and Member of the Naval Board of Canada and Director of the Nuclear Submarine Survey Team 1958. (He was retired c1960.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Canada's Admirals and Commodores (3rd ed.) (2016);
Last update
2017-02-05

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