Douglas Blake Fisher

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Admiral SIR Douglas Blake Fisher, K.C.B., C.B.E., R.N., Retired (23 October, 1890 – 4 October, 1963) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Rear-Admiral (later Admiral) William B. Fisher, C.B., Fisher entered the Navy as it was transitioning to the new training scheme for cadets and was sent directly to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as part of the September 1905 intake term.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 August, 1912.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 August, 1920.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1925.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1932.

World War II

Fisher was appointed in command of the battleship Warspite in April, 1940.

Appointed Naval Aide-de-Camp to the king on 6 February, 1942 vice Hubert Guy Dyke Acland.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 28 July, 1942.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 December, 1945. He was placed on the Retired List on 13 July, 1948.

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Admiral (retired) on 22 June, 1949.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Geoffrey S. Arbuthnot
Deputy Director of Training and Staff Duties
1 Aug, 1933 – 16 Oct, 1933
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Buckley
Preceded by
Charles A. Browne
Captain of H.M.S. Bideford
25 Sep, 1934[1] – 1935
Succeeded by
Douglas B. Fisher
Preceded by
Charles A. Browne
Senior Officer, Persian Gulf
30 Nov, 1934 – 1935
Succeeded by
Vernon S. Butler
Preceded by
?
Naval Officer in Charge, Aden
15 Sep, 1935 – 29 Jun, 1936
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Douglas B. Fisher
Captain of H.M.S. Bideford
29 Jun, 1936 – 1936
Succeeded by
Geoffrey W. Wadham
Preceded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
27 Apr, 1940 – 8 Jun, 1942
Succeeded by
FitzRoy E. P. Hutton
Preceded by
Sir Arthur F. E. Palliser
Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
1946 – 1948
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert A. Packer

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 218.