Francis Douglas Mowat

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Captain (retired) Francis Douglas Mowat, (28 December, 1887 – 20 August, 1938) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Mowat was born in Edinburgh. By the time he entered the Navy, he listed his mother as his guardian.

Mowat was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1908. He was awarded the 1908 Beaufort and Wharton Testimonial for his exceptional test scores, having gained first place in the fleet. In 1909, he would be commended for his creditable work in the Ronald Megaw Memorial Prize competition. He was placed on the list of men considered for the Torpedo branch, having obtained a first class certificate with 186/200 marks.

Mowat qualified for torpedo duties on 25 August, 1911 and as Lieutenant (T) on 28 June, 1912.

Mowat was torpedo officer in Africa from 10 February, 1913 to 8 June, 1916, being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1916. Mowat then went to Hecla for torpedo duties with the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla. This lasted just one month. He then supported the Fourteenth Destroyer Flotilla for thirteen months before being placed in Iron Duke as torpedo officer on 29 August, 1917.

Mowat stayed with Iron Duke until after he was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920 and was sent to Vernon in August.

In late 1929 he was appointed to direct trials of Gas and Anti-Gas work.

Mowat was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Captain on 28 December, 1933.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ralph Leatham
Captain of H.M.S. Winchester
16 Jan, 1922[1] – 7 Dec, 1922[2]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. Cotton
Preceded by
Reginald H. Bunyard
Captain of H.M.S. Daffodil
9 Nov, 1925[3][4] – 3 Nov, 1927[5]
Succeeded by
Vincent B. Cardwell

Footnotes

  1. Mowat Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/95. f. ?.
  2. Mowat Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/95. f. ?.
  3. Mowat Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/95. f. ?.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 229.
  5. Mowat Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/95. f. ?.