Stanley Talbot Dean-Pitt

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Captain (retired) Stanley Talbot Dean-Pitt, C.B., R.N. (29 May, 1840? – 24 September, 1936) served in the Royal Navy. He had a flair for harbour work, designing fixed defences and moorings.

Life & Career

Dean-Pitt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on [illeg]?

Dean-Pitt was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1892.[1]

Dean-Pitt was appointed in command of Malta's guard ship, Hibernia on 16 November, 1896. He left her after being appointed to join Melampus on 24 October, 1898.

Dean-Pitt was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Captain on 29 May, 1903.[2]

From 1903 to 1910, Dean-Pitt was appointed additional to a series of ships, always working on moorings in Gibraltar.

Dean-Pitt designed and effected the sinking of blockships to secure Scapa Flow against submarine incursion. He served as Officer in Charge, Boom Defences in Scapa Flow during the war.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Jaseur
11 Jul, 1893[3] – late Aug, 1893
Succeeded by
James M. Caulfield


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1917). p. 643.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1917). p. 604.
  3. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Monday, 10 July, 1893. Issue 33999, col D, p. 10.