Antony Fane De Salis

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Captain Antony Fane De Salis, D.S.O. (11 May, 1896 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born the son of Rear Admiral W. Fane De Salis.

De Salis was second-in-command of the destroyer Moresby from March 1916 until September, 1918, and participated at the Battle of Jutland. Given his specialisation in torpedoes, he must have played an instrumental role in her success in sinking the German predreadnought battleship Pommern during the night.[1]

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1917, backdated to 15 April.

De Salis was awarded the Ogilvy Medal for 1921.[2]

De Salis was appointed to Kent to oversee her construction's final phases on 5 April[3] and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1925.

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1930.

De Salis was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1938.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Decoy
16 Jan, 1935[4]
Succeeded by
Wilfred J. C. Robertson
Preceded by
Jocelyn S. C. Salter
Captain of H.M.S. Duncan
17 Feb, 1940 – 18 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Clive Gwinner
Preceded by
Philip N. Walter
Captain of H.M.S. Faulknor
19 Feb, 1940 – 26 Jan, 1942
Succeeded by
Alan K. Scott-Moncrieff
Preceded by
William Y. La R. Beverley
Captain of H.M.S. Sussex
1 Dec, 1944 – 31 Jul, 1946
Succeeded by
John W. Farquhar

Footnotes

  1. "Ogilvy Medal Award." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 20, 1921; pg. 16; Issue 42830.
  2. "Ogilvy Medal Award." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Sep 20, 1921; pg. 16; Issue 42830.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 249.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 228.