Denis William Boyd

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Admiral Denis William Boyd, K.C.B., C.B.E., D.S.C. (6 March, 1891 – 1965) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

It appears that Boyd entered Royal Naval College, Dartmouth directly – part of the Royal Navy's transition from training new cadets in H.M.S. Britannia as the new scheme was being primed.[1][Fact Check]

Boyd was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1911.

Boyd was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1919.

Boyd was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1924. Lent to Royal Australian Navy in 1926.

Boyd was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1931.

Boyd was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1941.

Boyd was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 30 June, 1944.

Boyd was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 21 January, 1948.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. Crace
Fleet Torpedo Officer, Mediterranean Fleet
3 Aug, 1928[2]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert C. Woollerton
Captain of H.M.S. Valentine
12 Apr, 1932 – mid Apr, 1933[Inference]
Succeeded by
Robert C. Woollerton
Preceded by
Eldred S. Brooksmith
Captain of H.M.S. Vivien
18 Apr, 1932
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
?
Director of the Tactical Division
? – 13 Jan, 1936[3]
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie
Preceded by
Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Keith
14 Mar, 1936
Succeeded by
Victor H. Danckwerts
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Hardy
7 Oct, 1936[4]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cedric S. Holland
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
7 Oct, 1936[5] – 25 Feb, 1938[6]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Algernon U. Willis
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
Apr, 1938 – Dec, 1939
Succeeded by
Brian Egerton
Preceded by
Sir Arthur L. St. G. Lyster
Fifth Sea Lord
1943 – 1945
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas H. Troubridge
Preceded by
Sir Bruce A. Fraser
as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
Commander-in-Chief, Far Eastern Fleet
Jun, 1946 – Jan, 1949
Succeeded by
Sir Eric J. P. Brind

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships in the Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 22, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37897.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 260.
  3. Superseded that day. Cantlie Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/263. f. 278.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 246.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 246.
  6. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/137. f. 136.