Lancelot Vivian Donne

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Commander Lancelot Vivian Donne, D.S.C.* (23 January, 1895 – 11 May, 1952) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Donne was made a Midshipman on 15 September, 1912.[1]

Donne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 November, 1916, subsequently adjusted to 30 June, 1916.

He was first officer in E 42 when she torpedoed the German Moltke, and received much of the credit.

Donne was appointed in command of the submarine H 23 on 3 September, 1920.[2]

Donne was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1924.

Donne was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1929.

World War II

Placed on the Retired List on account of age on 23 January, 1945.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frank P. Busbridge
Captain of H.M.S. C 18
15 Jul, 1918[3] – 25 Nov, 1918[4]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Douglas R. Attwood
Captain of H.M.S. G 5
25 Nov, 1918[5] – 14 Sep, 1920[6]
Succeeded by
Robert N. Stopford
Preceded by
John G. H. Steedman
Captain of H.M.S. H 23
3 Sep, 1920[7] – 1 Sep, 1921
Succeeded by
Aubrey C. Newbold
Preceded by
Frederick R. M. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Ladybird
27 Dec, 1926[8] – Feb, 1928
Succeeded by
Trevor O. C. Plowden
Preceded by
Henry L. I. Kirkpatrick
Captain of H.M.S. Weston
12 Nov, 1934[9] – 28 Jul, 1935[10]
Succeeded by
John H. Bowen
Preceded by
Alfred W. Sprott
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
22 Feb, 1936 – 22 Jul, 1936
Succeeded by
Henry T. W. Pawsey

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 22.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  3. Donne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/88. f. ?.
  4. Donne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/88. f. ?.
  5. Donne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/88. 88.
  6. Donne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/88. 88.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  9. Donne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/88. f. 88.
  10. Donne Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/88. f. 88.