Reginald Henry Portal DSC, RN
|Born||6 Sep 1894||Hungerford, West Berkshire, England|
|Died||18 Jun 1983||(88)||Yeovil, Somerset, England|
Retired: 1 May 1951
Warship Commands listed for Reginald Henry Portal, RN
|HMS York (90)||Capt.||Heavy cruiser||10 Jul 1939||22 May 1941|
|HMS Royal Sovereign (05)||Capt.||Battleship||26 Sep 1941||7 Aug 1942|
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Heavy cruiser HMS York (90)
3 Mar 1940 (position 63.08, -14.42)
HMS York (Capt. R.H. Portal, DSC, RN) intercepts the German passenger ship Arucas (3359 GRT, built 1927) of the south-east coast of Iceland in position 63°08'N, 14°42'W. However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.
Photos with thanks to Bill Murray.
30 Apr 1940
Evacuated Franco-British troops from Namsos, Norway, with HMS Devonshire, French cruiser Montcalm and 3 French transports. On conclusion of the Norwegian Campaign went to the Mediterranean and joined the 3rd Cruiser Sqn.
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