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Dannreuther, Captain Raymond Portal (fl 1923 - 2006)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 DAN/801-810
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Dannreuther, Captain Raymond Portal (fl 1923 - 2006)
Date(s): 1937-1954
Level of description: Subfonds
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Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Dannreuther | Raymond Portal | fl 1923-2006 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Raymond Portal Dannreuther, the son of Rear-Admiral Harold Edward Dannreuther and the brother of Captain Hubert Harold Dannreuther, entered the Royal Navy as a cadet attending the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. He then served as a midshipman on the cruiser HMS KENYA, Home Fleet from September 1940, the destroyer HMS LAFOREY, Home Fleet and then on the battleship HMS MALAYA from June 1942. After attending gunnery school on HMS EXCELLENT in 1942 he was promoted to Sun-Lieutenant and posted to the destroyer HMS RELENTLESS, South Africa, Eastern Fleet. After being promoted to Lieutenant in 1944 he served consecutively on HMS LEWES, HMS PYTCHLEY, HMS CAMPERDOWN. Raymond Portal Dannreuther then attended the gunnery school at HMS EXCELLENT in Portsmouth and was then posted to HMS DRAKE, HMS CUMBERLAND and HMS PRESIDENT, being promoted to Commander in 1954. In 1960 he joined the staff of the Surface Division in the Weapons Department of the Admiralty. On 31 Dec 1962 Raymond Portal Dannreuther became a captain and was posted to HMS UNDAUNTED. From 1968 to 1969 he was the Director of Naval Operational Requirements, Ministry of Defence in the Navy Department. He became a Naval ADC to the Queen from 1971 to 1972 and retired from The Royal Navy in 1973. In 1961 Raymond Portal Dannreuther married Elizabeth Bourne and they had 2 sons.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Raymond Portal Dannreuther comprising:
Engineering notes belonging to Raymond Portal Dannreuther dated 1937 from The Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
Printed booklet entitled Notes on Wave Motion with special reference to light and sound. For use at The Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
Handwritten notes belonging to Raymond Portal Dannreuther on Servo amplifiers and radios from 1941
First Lieutenant's Standing Orders belonging to Raymond Portal Dannreuther from HMS LEWES dated 1 May 1944
Printed booklet entitled The First Lieutenant's Handbook by Lieutenant-Commander E A Codrington Ball
Manuscript Notes on signal codes for aircraft belonging to Raymond Portal Dannreuther, 1937
Letters from Raymond Portal Dannreuther to his mother dated 7 Jan 1948 to 29 May 1949
Printed booklet entitled Officer's Divisional Course, Royal Naval barracks, Portsmouth dated 9 Dec 1949.
Printed and manuscript notes on aircraft rockets, dive bombing and pilot training from HMS EXCELLENT, 1954
HMS EXCELLENT printed Ward Room Mess Rules from Jan 1953

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In transit - item unavailable from May to August 2011

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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