Clinton Francis Samuel Danby

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Vice-Admiral Clinton Francis Samuel Danby, C.B., K.B.E. (9 May, 1882 – 30 June, 1945) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Wytham on the Humber, Lincoln the son of Clement E. Danby, Clinton Danby gained three months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Danby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1904.[1]

Danby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.[2]

Danby was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.[3]

Post-War

Danby was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1921.[4]

Danby was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 13 February, 1934.[5]

Danby was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 4 November, 1937 and was placed on the Retired List the next day.[6]

World War II

Danby was to be superseded as Admiral Superintendent of Chatham Royal Dockyard in October 1939 by Henry Evelyn Charles Blagrove, but Blagrove died aboard H.M.S. Royal Oak, causing Danby's tenure to be extended until 15 October, 1942.[7]

Danby died in a sailing accident.[8]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Albert P. Addison
Captain of H.M.A.S. Melbourne
7 Oct, 1922[9]
Succeeded by
Julian F. C. Patterson
Preceded by
Alfred H. Norman
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
14 Oct, 1931[10] – Jun, 1933[11]
Succeeded by
James S. M. Ritchie
Preceded by
Charles W. Round-Turner
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
1 Oct, 1935[12] – 15 Oct, 1942[13]
Succeeded by
John G. Crace

Footnotes

  1. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  2. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  3. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  4. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  5. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  6. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  7. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  8. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 294.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 240.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.
  13. Danby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/125. f. 330.