Hiram Pottinger
Fictional Character
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): The Center Cannot Hold;
The Victorious Opposition;
Return Engagement
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: Early 1910s
Date of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Presumed drowned
Occupation: Sailor
Military Branch: United States Navy

Lieutenant Commander Hiram Pottinger (c. 1910-1941) was assigned command of the damage control section of the USS Remembrance during the Pacific War when his predecessor was injured in the surprise Japanese submersible attack which started the war. This caused some resentment with his subordinate Lt. (j.g.) Sam Carsten who had commanded in the interim. In addition, while Pottinger was experienced in damage control, it had all been in cruisers. Airplane carriers were sufficiently different that Carsten had to initially make discrete suggestions but within a year Pottinger had acquired the necessary experience.

Pottinger continued to serve on the Remembrance during the uneasy peace after the Pacific War and during the Second Great War. When the ship was sunk by the Japanese late in 1941, Pottinger was not among those rescued and was presumed drowned.