Walter Clifton Slater

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Commander Walter Clifton Slater (6 September, 1861 – c. 3 December, 1901) served in the Royal Navy.

He legally changed his name to Clifton Sclater in September, 1891.

Life & Career

Slater was granted leave to travel to France to study the language in 1880. Completing a course in Excellent in May 1881, he was appointed to Cygnet.

Slater was awarded the Beaufort Testimonial for 1881, receiving 2103 out of 2400 marks.[1]

Slater was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 18 November, 1882 for services in Alexandria and in Egypt.[2]

Sir Fremantle mentioned SLater in despatches on 6 January, 1891 in recognition of his keen handling of field guns in operations against Vitu.[3]

Slater, now known by the name Clifton Sclater, was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1896.[4]

Sclater was appointed to command the new sloop Condor on 1 November, 1900 and was lost when she foundered in the Pacific, having complained that the ship had poor stability.[5][6][7]

See Also

Service Records

  • The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200. In our PDF for Edmond John Warre Slade.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M. T.B. 51
7 Jul, 1887[8] – 24 Aug, 1887[9]
Succeeded by
Stewart G. Weigall
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Spanker
8 Jul, 1891[10] – 19 Aug, 1891[11]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Bethune
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Condor
1 Nov, 1900[12]c. 3 Dec, 1901[13]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  2. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  3. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  4. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  5. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  6. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.
  7. Brown. Warrior to Dreadnought. pp. 119-120.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 2 July, 1887. Issue 32114, col C, p. 12.
  9. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  10. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  11. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  12. Slater Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1200.
  13. Lyon; Winfield. The Steam & Sail List. p. 278.