John Mansel Porter

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Captain John Mansel Porter, R.N., Retired (10 September, 1888 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Manor House, Little Compton.

Porter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1910.[1]

On 16 November, 1912 he was appointed to the battleship King George V. On 13 February, 1913 he was appointed to be first Lieutenant in the Acorn Class destroyer Nemesis. He would be serving in that capacity until May 1915.[2]

Great War

On 19 November, 1914 Porter was sent to hospital ship China with appendicitis. On 4 February, 1915 he was fit to rejoin Nemesis.[3]

On 2 February, 1918 Porter left command of the "M" Class destroyer Musketeer for an appointment in Warwick and for duty on the Staff of Captain Superintendent of T.B.Ds.. When Warwick commissioned in March, he was appointed in command. Later that month, however, he was appointed in command of Marksman and then of Tyrant on 19 April.[4]

On 2 October, 1918, Tyrant struck her propellor on the ground and Porter was chastised for not waiting for a favourable tide.[5]

Porter was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1918.[6]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Wolsey on 18 June, 1920.[7]

Porter was appointed in command of the destroyer Wolverine on 18 June, 1920.[8]

In 1922, a Court of Enquiry cautioned him to be more careful after a collision between Wolverine and Wild Swan.[9]

In 1924, Porter was found at fault when Tower damaged some fishing gear of Fisher Lassie[?].[10]

Porter was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1925.[11]

Porter was retired with the rank of Captain on 10 September, 1934.[12]

World War II

His service record is torn, but he evidently performed some work with merchant ships. In late 1941, he was fit for shore service only. A later diagnosis of Buerger's Disease left him with difficulty climbing stairs.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Patrick B. Crohan
Captain of H.M.S. Arab
3 May, 1915[13][14] – 2 Jun, 1916[15]
Succeeded by
Samuel B. Graves
Preceded by
Alan M. Yeats-Brown
Captain of H.M.S. Liffey
2 Jun, 1916[16][17] – 18 Oct, 1916[18]
Succeeded by
Godfrey R. Chambers
Preceded by
Godfrey R. Chambers
Captain of H.M.S. Musketeer
18 Oct, 1916[19][20] – 2 Feb, 1918[21]
Succeeded by
Edward Eastwick-Field
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Warwick
2 Feb, 1918[22] – Mar, 1918[23]
Succeeded by
Victor L. A. Campbell
Preceded by
Victor L. A. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Marksman
Mar, 1918[24] – 19 Apr, 1918[25]
Succeeded by
Thomas C. C. Bolster
Preceded by
Thomas C. C. Bolster
Captain of H.M.S. Tyrant
19 Apr, 1918[26][27] – 29 Mar, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Reginald Nash
Preceded by
William G. A. Shuttleworth
Captain of H.M.S. Viscount
16 Apr, 1919[29][30] – 18 Jun, 1920[31]
Succeeded by
James V. Creagh
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Toreador
23 Sep, 1919[32] – 16 Apr, 1919[33]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. Bradley
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Wolverine
18 Jun, 1920[34][35] – 3 May, 1922[36]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Richardson
Preceded by
Franklin Ratsey
Captain of H.M.S. Verdun
16 Jan, 1923[37] – 12 Dec, 1923[38]
Succeeded by
Hamilton E. Snepp
Preceded by
Franklin Ratsey
Captain of H.M.S. Tower
17 Dec, 1923[39] – 1 Jan, 1925[40][Inference]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry D. C. Stanistreet
Captain of H.M.S. Thracian
1 Jan, 1925[41] – 7 Jul, 1925[42]
Succeeded by
Charlie F. Bush
Preceded by
Lionel G. Dawson
Captain of H.M.S. Valhalla
7 Jul, 1925[43] – 27 Jul, 1927[44]
Succeeded by
Arthur E. H. Wright
Preceded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Captain of H.M.S. Serapis
1 Feb, 1929[45] – Feb, 1931
Succeeded by
Lawrence F. N. Ommanney
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
Captain of H.M.S. Bruce
5 Jul, 1929[46] – Feb, 1931[47]
Succeeded by
Robert L. Burnett
Preceded by
Reginald V. Holt
as Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
Commander (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
5 Jul, 1929[48] – Feb, 1931[49]
Succeeded by
Robert L. Burnett
as Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla

Footnotes

  1. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  2. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  3. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  4. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  5. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  6. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 901.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  9. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  10. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  11. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  12. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  13. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392c.
  15. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  16. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  17. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 395v.
  18. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  19. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  20. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395u.
  21. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  22. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  23. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  24. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  25. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  26. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  27. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 922.
  28. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  29. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  30. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 890.
  31. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  32. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  33. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  34. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  35. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 901.
  36. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  37. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  38. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  39. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 276.
  40. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  41. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  42. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  43. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  44. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  45. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  46. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  47. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  48. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.
  49. Porter Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/292. f. 307.