Edgar Hippisley Dolphin

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) Edgar Hippisley Dolphin, D.S.O., (22 February, 1892 – 5 January, 1930) was a submarine commander in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dolphin was the son of a clergyman who was deceased before he entered the Navy. He gained no time on passing out of the Training Establishment. Dolphin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1915.

Dolphin was made Sub-Lieutenant on 15 January, 1913.[1]

He was appointed to Bonaventure for duty in the submarine C 13 on 14 September, 1914.[2]

On 13 November 1915 he was appointed to D 4.

Dolphin was in command of the submarine C 15 on 3 November, 1917 when she sank UC 65.[3] He would be awarded a D.S.O. for this feat.


A Navy List indicates he was appointed in command of the submarine L 9 on 24 May, 1919[4] but his service record has him in command of E 41 at this time.

Dolphin was admitted to Portland Hospital with a tubercle on his lungs on 24 May, 1921. This investigation proved dim; he was placed on the Retired List on account of medical unfitness on 14 June, 1921.

Dolphin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on the Retired List on 15 January, 1923.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward R. Lewes
Captain of H.M.S. C 15
9 Oct, 1916 – 26 May, 1918
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain of H.M.S. E 41
Jan, 1919 – 23 May, 1919
Succeeded by
Alan D. L. Macpherson


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 28.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 285.
  3. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 5.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.