Arthur Gerald Harris

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Captain (retired) Arthur Gerald Harris, R.N. (21 March, 1886 – 18 July, 1947) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a banker, Harris was born in Bradford, Yorks.

Harris was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1907.

Lieutenant Harris was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 81 on 18 February, 1908.[1]

Harris was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1915.

Harris was appointed to the light cruiser Centaur in January, 1918, and at the end of 1920 he was the senior officer aboard.[2]

Harris was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920.

Harris was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 21 March, 1932.

World War II

Harris was appointed to the armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay on 2 September, 1939, to assume command upon her commissioning.

He was granted the acting rank of Captain on 10 November, 1939.

Harris died when a gastric ucler hemmorrhaged.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles R. Samson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 81
18 Feb, 1908[3] – 7 Apr, 1908
Succeeded by
Lionel G. Preston
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of H.M. T.B. 107
7 Apr, 1908[4] – Jan, 1910
Succeeded by
Alexander L. Fletcher
Preceded by
Stuart E. Holder
Captain of H.M.S. Saumarez
23 Aug, 1928[5] – Sep, 1930
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cyril G. Sedgwick
Captain of H.M.S. Keppel
Sep, 1930 – 14 Nov, 1930
Succeeded by
Percy R. P. Percival
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Jervis Bay
2 Sep, 1939 – 11 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
James A. P. Blackburn


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 15 February, 1908. Issue 38570, col B, p. 12.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 743.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 15 February, 1908. Issue 38570, col B, p. 12.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 401a.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 267.