Thomas Stephen Lewis Dorman

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Lieutenant-Commander Thomas Stephen Lewis Dorman, D.S.O., R.N. (9 September, 1883 – 5 May, 1917) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Kinsale.

Dorman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905.

Dorman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913.

Dorman was appointed to the third class protected cruiser Pyramus as first and gunnery officer in May, 1914. He served in her until being appointed in command of the Acacia Class sweeping sloop Lavender on 16 September, 1916. He towed S.S. Luciline into Ventry Harbour after she had been torpedoed by U 61 on 13 March, 1917 while 40 miles west of Ireland – a feat the Admiralty judged "a most creditable piece of work."

Dorman died when Lavender was torpedoed on 5 May, 1917.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh J. Woodward
Captain of H.M.S. Lavender
16 Sep, 1916[1] – 5 May, 1917[2]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395u.
  2. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 356.