Richard Michael Eames Pain

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Lieutenant-Commander Richard Michael Eames Pain, (29 September, 1909 – 21 June, 1942) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Pain was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 February, 1932.[1]

Pain was Court Martialed on 18 March 1939 in the wake of the 22 February grounding of Sterlet after dragging her anchors while moored off Sandown Pier Light. Commander John Egerton Broome assisted him in lodging his "not guilty" plea to two charging stemming from the accident. Despite supporting testimony as to his qualifications as a submarine commander from Harry P. K. Oram, John P. Wisden and Broome, Pain was dismissed the ship and reprimanded.[2]

Pain was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 February, 1940.[3]

Pain died when Template:UK-P514 was lost.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Sterlet
6 May, 1938 – c. late Mar, 1939
Succeeded by
Gerard H. S. Haward
Preceded by
Norman L. A. Jewell
Captain of H.M.S. L 27
2 Jan, 1942 – mid 1942[Inference]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey D. N. Milner


  1. page on the man.
  2. "Officer Dismissed His Ship." The Times (London, England), 20 Mar. 1939, p. 21.
  3. page on the man.