Roland Aubin Vavasor Durell

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Lieutenant Roland Aubin Vavasor Durell, R.N. (15 December, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend J. V. Durrell was born in Fulbown.

Durell delivered such poor results in the Junior Officers Afloat exam in November, 1905 that a report was called for. On 2 May 1906, Captain Shortland responded, "it is quite inexplicable why he did so badly because he always was regarded as one of the most promising [illeg] in all respects & was a most accurate & attentive assistant navigator."

Durell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 Serptember, 1908.

Durell was blamed for damaging the periscope and fouling the number 2 buoy in Dundee Harbour while in command of C 22.

In January, 1912, Captain Johnson recorded "not good S/M offr. Failed to pay mess bills and prevaricated about these matters."

Durell resigned his commission on 15 May, 1912, having been appointed to Indefatigable on 9 January.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. A 7
8 Aug, 1910[1] – 24 May, 1911
Succeeded by
Henry P. Hughes
Preceded by
John R. G. Moncreiffe
Captain of H.M.S. C 22
24 May, 1911 – 7 Dec, 1911
Succeeded by
Walter E. Scott


  1. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 350.