Douglas Walter Hamilton-Gordon

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Commander Douglas Walter Hamilton-Gordon, R.N. (18 March, 1878 – 20 January, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Belgrave, Middlesex, Hamilton-Gordon gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Hamilton-Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1899.

Between 1903 and 1913, he served as gunnery officer in ten cruisers and battleships.

Hamilton-Gordon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1911.

He was found dead in bed aboard Thrasher of what was thought to be a double pneumonia, possibly aggravated by a chill sustained in sweeping operations to locate the lost submarine A 7.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Godfrey E. Corbett
Captain of H.M.S. Shark
16 Jul, 1901
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Macrorie
Preceded by
Henry V. Hudson
Captain of H.M.S. Thrasher
22 Sep, 1913 – 20 Jan, 1914
Succeeded by
Hugh T. Prichard