Barry Edward Domvile

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Admiral SIR Barry Edward Domvile, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., (5 September, 1878 – 13 August, 1971) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Domvile was born the son of Captain, eventually Admiral Compton Edward Domvile of London. Barry Domvile gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia in July, 1894. Prior to taking his examinations, he served in Royal Sovereign, Crescent, Active and Revenge.[1]

Domvile performed exceptionally well in his examinations, earning himself the Beaufort Testimonial, Ryder Memorial Prize and the Goodenough Medal for 1898. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 15 July, 1898.[2]

Domvile passed for gunnery lieutenant in January, 1903 and was appointed to H.M.S. Montagu as gunnery lieutenant on 28 July. He left her when appointed to Leviathan as gunnery officer on 2 May, 1905.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.[4]

Domvile was made an Acting Captain on 31 December, 1915.[5]

On 26 April 1916, Domvile was appointed in command of the light cruiser Carysfort.[6]

Domvile was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.[7]

On 20 July, 1916 he was appointed to light cruiser Centaur, to take command upon her commissioning.[8]

Domvile was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curacoa on 9 January, 1918.[9]

Post-War

On 3 May 1922, Domvile was appointed to Iron Duke, additional, as Chief of Staff to V/A Osmond de B. Brock, holding the rank of Commodore, Second Class. He followed de B. Broke to Queen Elizabeth after the flag transferred in October, 1924. He was superseded in June of 1925 and was appointed in command of the battleship Royal Sovereign in mid-September 1925.[10]

Domvile was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 July, 1927.[11]

Domvile was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 June, 1931.[12]

Domvile was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 1 January, 1936 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[13]

See Also

Bibliography

  • "Adm Sir B. Domvile" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 16 August, 1971. Issue 58251, col E, p. 12.

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh J. Tweedie
Captain of H.M.S. Bonetta
15 Aug, 1910[14]
Succeeded by
Richard W. U. Bayly
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Miranda
10 Aug, 1914[15][16] – 3 May, 1915[17]
Succeeded by
Hugh B. Mulleneux
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Tipperary
3 May, 1915[18] – 5 Sep, 1915[19]
Succeeded by
George P. England
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Lightfoot
5 Sep, 1915[20][21] – 23 Nov, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Colin K. MacLean
Preceded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Captain of H.M.S. Arethusa
23 Nov, 1915[23] – 11 Feb, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Charles J. Wintour
Captain of H.M.S. Carysfort
26 Apr, 1916
Succeeded by
Henry G. E. Lane
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Centaur
20 Jul, 1916[25] – 1 Jan, 1918[26]
Succeeded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
9 Jan, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Rafe G. Rowley-Conwy
Preceded by
Cyril T. M. Fuller
Director of Plans
1 May, 1920[28][29] – 3 Mar, 1922[30]
Succeeded by
A. Dudley P. R. Pound
Preceded by
Bernard St. G. Collard
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
14 Sep, 1925[31] – 1 Nov, 1926[32]
Succeeded by
William M. James
Preceded by
William W. Fisher
Director of Naval Intelligence
15 Aug, 1927[33][34] – 15 Aug, 1930[35]
Succeeded by
Cecil V. Usborne
Preceded by
Arthur J. Davies
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Cruiser Squadron
27 Dec, 1930[36] – 2 Feb, 1932[37]
Succeeded by
Francis W. L. Tottenham
Preceded by
William H. D. Boyle
President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
1 Aug, 1932[38]
Succeeded by
Ragnar M. Colvin

Footnotes

  1. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  2. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  3. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 22.
  5. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  6. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  7. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  8. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 771.
  10. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  11. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  12. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  13. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 286.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 358.
  16. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  17. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  18. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  19. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  20. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395l.
  21. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  22. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  23. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  24. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  25. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392g.
  26. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  27. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 771.
  28. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 124.
  29. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  30. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 465.
  31. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  32. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  33. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  34. The Naval Staff of the Admiralty. p. 124.
  35. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  36. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  37. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.
  38. Domvile Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 224.