Henry Percy Douglas

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Vice-Admiral SIR Henry Percy Douglas, K.C.G., C.M.G., R.N., Retired (1 November, 1876 – 4 November, 1939) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Rockferry, Chester[?], Douglas gained ten months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1898.

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1910.[1]

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1915.[2]

Post-War

Douglas was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 February, 1927.

Douglas was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 October, 1929. He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 1 June, 1931.

World War II

Mobilised on 28 September 1938 and placed on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Nore with the rank of Commodore, First Class R.N.R.. This appointment was terminated on 9 October.

On 24 August, 1939 he was appointed for duty as Captain Superintendent, Dover, to serve in the rank of Commodore, Second Class. He was in this appointment very briefly, as he died on 4 November, 1939.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick C. Learmonth
Superintendent of Charts
11 Jul, 1910 – 11 Feb, 1915
Succeeded by
John D. Nares
Preceded by
Ernest C. Hardy
Assistant Hydrographer of the Navy
1 Feb, 1919[3]
Succeeded by
Robert W. Glennie
Preceded by
Robert W. Glennie
Captain of H.M.S. Mutine
14 Jul, 1921[4] – Oct, 1923
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Herbert C. Mayo
Captain of H.M.S. Ormonde
16 Jan, 1924 – 25 Jun, 1924
Succeeded by
Charles H. Knowles
Preceded by
Frederick C. Learmonth
Hydrographer of the Navy
1 Oct, 1924 – 1 Oct, 1932
Succeeded by
John A. Edgell

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 22.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 33.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 1818.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 786.