Arthur Brandreth Scott Dutton

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Vice-Admiral THE HONOURABLE Arthur Brandreth Scott Dutton, C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy (11 September, 1876 – 29 September, 1932) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Simla, in the Himalayas, Dutton was the son of a Lieutenant Colonel.[1]

Dutton was promoted to Lieutenant on 39 September, 1898.[2]

Dutton was promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1910.[3]

While a Commander, Dutton was appointed in command of the Acheron class destroyer Beaver in the First Destroyer Flotilla on 17 March, 1913.[4]

On 12 February, 1914, Dutton married Doriel Hay in Parish Church, Brompton.[5]

Dutton was appointed in command of the destroyer Lookout on 9 August, 1914.[6]

Dutton was promoted to Captain on 31 December, 1915.[7]

In April 1916, Dutton assumed command of the scout cruiser Bellona.

Dutton was appointed in command of light cruiser Champion in November, 1917,[8] becoming Captain (D) of Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla.

Post-War

He was appointed captain of Marlborough in February 1925, remaining with her through at least the end of the year.

Dutton was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 9 November, 1926.[9]

Dutton was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 20 April, 1931 and placed on the Retired List the following day.[10]

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral Dutton" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 1 October, 1932. Issue 46253, col E, p. 6.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Harvey
Captain of H.M.S. Locust
3 Apr, 1902[11] – 20 Oct, 1903[12]
Succeeded by
Cyril P. Ryan
Preceded by
Geoffrey Hopwood
Captain of H.M.S. Swiftsure
1 Mar, 1913[13] – 17 Mar, 1913[14]
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Preston
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Beaver
17 Mar, 1913[15][16] – 20 Jan, 1914[17]
Succeeded by
Kenneth A. Beattie
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lookout
9 Aug, 1914[18][19] – 23 Jan, 1915[20]
Succeeded by
Maurice B. R. Blackwood
Preceded by
The Hon. Herbert Meade
Captain of H.M.S. Meteor
23 Jan, 1915[21] – 3 Mar, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Botha
3 Mar, 1915[23][24] – 26 Jan, 1916[25]
Succeeded by
Charles D. Roper
Preceded by
Percy M. R. Royds
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
24 Apr, 1916[26] – 28 Aug, 1916[27]
Succeeded by
Claud H. Sinclair
Preceded by
George W. McOran Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Parker
28 Aug, 1916[28] – Nov, 1917[29][30]
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Fifteenth Destroyer Flotilla
28 Aug, 1916[31] – Nov, 1917[32]
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
Nov, 1917[33][34] – 8 Apr, 1919[35]
Succeeded by
Forster D. Arnold-Forster
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Captain (D), Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla
Nov, 1917[36][37] – 8 Apr, 1919[38]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
David M. Anderson
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
4 Apr, 1922[39][40] – 4 Jul, 1924[41]
Succeeded by
Leonard A. B. Donaldson
Preceded by
William D. Paton
Captain of H.M.S. Marlborough
26 Feb, 1925[42][43] – 10 Apr, 1926[44]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
Preceded by
Albert P. Addison
Rear Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean
1 Aug, 1928[45] – 1 Aug, 1930[46]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Forbes
 

Footnotes

  1. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  2. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  3. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 283.
  5. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 350.
  7. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 755.
  9. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  10. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  11. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  12. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  13. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  14. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 284.
  16. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  17. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 350.
  19. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  20. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  21. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  22. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  24. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  25. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  26. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  27. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396g.
  29. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396g.
  30. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  31. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  32. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 755.
  34. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  35. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  36. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 756.
  37. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  38. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  39. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 22 February, 1922. Issue 42962, col E, p. 14.
  40. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  41. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  42. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  43. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 255.
  44. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  45. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.
  46. Dutton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 258.