Alan Ramsay Dewar

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Rear-Admiral Alan Ramsay Dewar (8 February, 1887 – 5 November, 1972) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Dewar was the Gunnery Officer of H.M.S. Hercules at Jutland[1]. Kenneth Dewar and Alfred Charles Dewar were his older brothers.

Life & Career

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1906 in the midst of a stint in command of the destroyer Foyle[2]

He served as gunnery officer in Formidable from 30 April 1912 to 6 January, 1914 when he moved to Hercules.

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1915.[3]

Dewar fought in Hercules at the Battle of Jutland. He quit her for Warspite on 9 January, 1917.[4]

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.[5]

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920.[6]

Dewar married Valentine Ford, the daughter of Mrs. Ford and the late Mr. James Johnston Ford at St. Baldred's Church, North Berwick on 18 October, 1923.

Dewar served in Royal Sovereign as gunnery officer from 10 April, 1922 through 8 April, 1924.[7]

Dewar served as Naval Attaché in Washington, D.C. in 1933.

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 January, 1938.[8]

Service Records

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles W. G. Crawford
Captain of H.M. T.B. 107
Jun, 1906[9] – late Jun, 1906[10]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Preston
Preceded by
Francis T. B. Tower
Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance
23 Mar, 1927[11] – 20 Apr, 1928[12]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Buckley
Preceded by
George T. C. P. Swabey
Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance
20 Apr, 1928[13] – 21 Sep, 1929[14]
Succeeded by
Frank Elliott
Preceded by
John H. K. Clegg
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
16 Nov, 1929[15] – 10 Dec, 1931[16]
Succeeded by
Edward B. Cloete
Preceded by
John H. K. Clegg
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
16 Nov, 1929[17] – 10 Dec, 1931[18]
Succeeded by
Edward B. Cloete
Preceded by
The Hon. Arthur Stopford
Royal Navy Naval Attaché at Washington, D.C.
6 May, 1933[19] – 19 Jun, 1936[20]
Succeeded by
Frederick C. Bradley
Preceded by
Algernon U. Willis
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
20 Aug, 1935[21] – Dec, 1937[22]
Succeeded by
William T. Makeig-Jones
 

Footnotes

  1. von Schoultz. p. 131.
  2. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  3. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  4. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  5. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  6. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  7. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  8. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  9. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  10. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  11. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  12. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  13. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  14. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  15. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  16. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  17. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  18. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/241. f. 297.
  19. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 297.
  20. Bradley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/60. f. 418.
  21. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 256.
  22. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.