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'''Denis Vaughan Sprague''', ( – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CommRN}} '''Denis Vaughan Sprague''', (5 November, 1902 – 4 July, 1940) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
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He was killed while attempting to take control of the French submarine monitor [[Surcouf (1929)|''Surcouf'']] in Plymouth harbour, having been mortally wounded by the submarine's doctor.
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Revision as of 09:24, 18 April 2018

Commander Denis Vaughan Sprague, (5 November, 1902 – 4 July, 1940) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Sprague was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1923.[1]

Sprague was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1933.[2]

Sprague was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1939. He was appointed in command of the submarine Thames on 27 December, 1939.[3]

He was killed while attempting to take control of the French submarine monitor Surcouf in Plymouth harbour, having been mortally wounded by the submarine's doctor.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard Sheridan-Patterson
Captain of H.M.S. H 28
30 Aug, 1932[4]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. Uboat.net page on the man.
  2. Uboat.net page on the man.
  3. Uboat.net page on the man.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 244.