Gerald Douglas Yates

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Captain Gerald Douglas Yates, (22 July, 1893 – 29 October, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Yates passed out of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in April, 1910 ranked 52nd of 77 cadets in marks on the Part I examination.[1]

Yates was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1916.

Yates was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1924.[Inference]

Yates was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1929.

After serving as executive officer in the monitor Drake, Yates was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1936.

World War II

Court Martialed at Rosyth on 2 July 1940, Yates was severely reprimanded for stranding Penelope.

Yates was loaned to the Royal Australian Navy on 16 October 1940.

Placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 21 November, 1945.

He died of tuberculosis.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Folkestone
1 Jul, 1930[2]
Succeeded by
Neville D. B. Taylor
Preceded by
Neville D. B. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Fowey
31 Oct, 1931
Succeeded by
Sir Philip W. Bowyer-Smyth
Preceded by
FitzRoy E. P. Hutton
Captain of H.M.S. Penelope
Aug, 1939[3] – 12 Sep, 1940
Succeeded by
Alan M. Harris


  1. "Naval And Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Apr 30, 1910; pg. 5; Issue 39260.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 240.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.