Jorge Dodsworth Martins, naval officer. Member Geographic Society Rio de Janeiro (vice president), Brazilian Oceanographic Institute (president).; Served as official Navy representative in International Congress of Life Saving at Sea, Dauville, 1929; Club: Engineering.
Martins, Jorge Dodsworth was born on February 19, 1884 in Ponte Nova, State of Brasil, S.A. Son of Doctor Custodio Jose Ferreira and Georgina (Dodsworth) Martins.
Graduated from Nava Academy, Rio de Janeiro, 1903. Naval War College and High Command. Civil engineer, National Engineering University, Rio de Janeiro, 1922.
Commissioned officer Brazilian Navy 1903, advanced through grades to fleet admiral, 1946. Extensive service at sea and handling personnel, holding commands on entire Brazilian Coast. Naval aide to president of Brazil, 1914.
Flag secretary, Admiral Commander Brazilian Naval Division, World War I, operating in European and African war zones. In commanded Cruizer Division 1942. Active service, World World War II, in cooperation with United States Navy patrolling and escorting convoys.
Hydrographic services in delta of Amazon River. Also functioned as chief, Bureau Navigation, Naval District Commander. Director Merchant Marine.
President Maritime Court of Justice. Minister of Marine; chief Brazilian delegate on Joint Brazilian United States Defense Commission, Washington. Now vice president Admiralty Board Decorations.
Victory (Allied Nations). Fatigue De Guerra (Italy), World War I. Commemoration Brazilian Republic.
Gold Medal Brazilian Armed Forces. Brazilian War Cross (World War I). War Duty, World World War II.
Baron Rio Branco, Distinguished Services (World World War II). Commander Chile’s Legion of Merit, France’s Legion of Honor, Italy’s Order Saint Maurice and Lazare (World War I). Brazil’s Naval Order Merit, Military Order Aycucho of Peru, Naval Legion of Merit (United States of America).
Member Geographic Society Rio de Janeiro (vice president), Brazilian Oceanographic Institute (president). Served as official Navy representative in International Congress of Life Saving at Sea, Dauville, 1929. Club: Engineering.