Oliver North

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Lieutenant-Commander Oliver North, D.S.O., R.N. (2 February, 1892 – 27 July, 1948) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

North was the son of a manufacturer.

North was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 May, 1914.

North was in command of the submarine H 4 on the night of 23-24 May, 1918 when she sank UB 52 at 41deg 46' N., 18deg 35' E..[1]

In September 1918, the first of a recurrent series of mentions of his drinking appears in his service record, when Commodore S. S. Hall notes that his wine bill is too large.

Post-War

North was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander with a seniority of 30 May, 1922.

In a Court Martial held in 1925, in which North pleaded guilty to alcohol-related charges. He was dismissed the ship, severely reprimanded and docked six months' seniority.

On 10 August 1928, North was charged at Sydenham Police Court with "being found drunk & incapable at West Hill." North was placed on the Retired List owing to non-service on 16 October, 1928.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward C. Carré
Captain of H.M.S. C 22
10 Aug, 1916 – 12 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Henry E. Smyth
Captain of H.M.S. H 4
12 Jun, 1917 – Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Gilbert E. Venning
Captain of H.M.S. E 44
15 Oct, 1918 – 2 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
Charles E. A. W. Cox
Preceded by
Henry B. Crane
Captain of H.M.S. H 29
28 Jun, 1920 – 2 Sep, 1921
Succeeded by
Andrew L. Besant

Footnotes

  1. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.