David Thomas Norris

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Admiral (retired) David Thomas Norris, C.B., C.M.G., R.N. (27 October, 1875 – 19 July, 1937) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Norris was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 November, 1896.

Norris married in 1907 and was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1907, having proven himself an "excellent lecturer", according to Captain Slade after participating in a War Course.

Norris was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1914.

Norris was appointed in command of the battleship Valiant in 1924.

Norris was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 23 October, 1924.

Norris was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 6 October, 1929 and placed on the Retired List the next day.

Norris was promoted to the rank of Admiral (retired) on 10 October, 1933.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Fawcet Wray
Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
8 Jul, 1896
Succeeded by
James S. Parker
Preceded by
Richard F. Phillimore
Captain of H.M.S. Good Hope
Dec, 1912 – Jan, 1913
Succeeded by
Reginald L. Crichton
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Arlanza
23 Mar, 1915[1]
Succeeded by
Guy M. Marston
Preceded by
Robert H. R. MacKay
Captain of H.M.S. Euryalus
30 Jun, 1917[2]
Succeeded by
Robert G. D. Dewar
Preceded by
Charles E. V. Craufurd
Captain of H.M.S. Minto
14 Mar, 1918[3]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Drury St. A. Wake
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
14 Mar, 1918 – 11 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by
George Parker Bevan
Preceded by
Frank Larken
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
15 Apr, 1924 – Nov, 1924
Succeeded by
Harry R. Godfrey
Preceded by
Cecil M. Staveley
Rear-Admiral in the First Battle Squadron
1 Oct, 1926[4]
Succeeded by
Bernard St. G. Collard


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401e.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393q.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 854.
  4. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Friday, 1 October, 1926. Issue 44391, col C, p. 6.