Angus Dacres Nicholl

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Rear-Admiral Angus Dacres Nicholl, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O., Royal Navy (17 November, 1896 – 12 April, 1977) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Nicholl joined the navy as part of a special emergency term taken into the Training Establishment in September 1914.

At the Battle of Jutland he was a midshipman in charge of a 13.5-inch gun magazine handing room in H.M.S. Marlborough. In 1966 he was one of the six British veterans of the Battle of Jutland to be present at a meeting of British and German warships at the site of the Battle.

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1918.

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1926.

Promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1932.

World War II

Promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1939.

Promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 July, 1948.

Retired 8 May, 1951.


  • "Rear-Admiral A. D. Nicholl" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 16 April, 1977. Issue 59979, col F, pg. 14.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Basil A. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Torrid
3 Jan, 1930
Succeeded by
Charles T. M. Pizey
Preceded by
Ralph B. Gossage
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
18 Dec, 1930[1]
Succeeded by
James G. W. Deneys
Preceded by
William T. W. Curtis
Captain of H.M.S. Penelope
15 Apr, 1941 – 15 Jun, 1942
Succeeded by
John W. Grant


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 282.