Richard Lionel Dearden

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Commander (retired) Richard Lionel Dearden (16 July, 1883 – c. 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dearden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on the Supplementary List on 1 September, 1913.

Dearden was appointed in command of the destroyer Rival on 1 January, 1921.[1]

Dearden was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 September, 1921.

Dearden was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 9 January, 1923.

World War II

In 1939, he commanded a group and anti-submarine trawlers.

He died in February 1955 or 1958.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George A. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Rival
1 Jan, 1921[2] – Jan, 1923
Succeeded by
Jesse R. Pearce


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 856.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 803.