Douglas Young-Jamieson

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Douglas Young-Jamieson, C.B. (19 October, 1893 – 28 May, 1955) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born the son of a former Lieutenant Colonel who became a magistrate, Young-Jamieson passed out of the Royal Navy Training Establishment on 15 May, 1911, gaining a half month's time in doing so.

Great War

Young-Jamieson was appointed to the battleship Conqueror of the Second Battle Squadron on 6 May, 1914 and was to serve in her throughout the entire war. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1916.[1]

Young-Jamieson was superseded in Conqueror on 13 January, 1919 and was appointed to the armoured cruiser Cornwall, to await her commissioning. On 19 August, he was appointed to the battleship Temeraire. This service lasted about a year and a half, and was followed by an appointment to Excellent to take the short gunnery course. He left to become the gunnery officer in the light cruiser Coventry.[2]

He passed a Torpedo Control Course in Vernon in late April, 1921 and was appointed to Coventry for gunnery duties, where he remained until mid-August 1922. This was followed by four years of gunnery duty at Impregnable, during which time he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, with seniority of 15 May, 1924.[3]

Praised by Captain Binney as being "most efficient and hard working", and a man who would "make a fine commander of a big ship," Young-Jamieson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1930.[4]

Young-Jamieson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1937.[5]

He was appointed to the sloop Bideford on 14 November, 1938, to take command upon commissioning, vice Faulkner. He remained until being appointed to Kent, to take command in the place of a sick Leslie Haliburton Ashmore.[6]

World War II

Although his appointment in Kent was originally intended to be temporary, on 1 March 1940 he was re-appointed in command and as Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer to R.A. commanding Third Cruiser Squadron upon the transfer of flag.[7]

Young-Jamieson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 January, 1947.[8]

Young-Jamieson was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and placed on the Retired List on 15 August, 1950. He succumbed to carcinoma on 28 May, 1955.[9]

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John A. V. Morse
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
4 Jul, 1930[10] – 12 Aug, 1930[11]
Succeeded by
Edward B. S. Bingham
Preceded by
Percival C. W. Manwaring
Captain of H.M.S. Cockchafer
20 Aug, 1930[12][13] – Sep, 1932[14]
Succeeded by
John S. Hammill
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
Captain of H.M.S. Bideford
14 Nov, 1938[15] – 12 Sep, 1939
Succeeded by
Robert F. Elkins
Preceded by
Leslie H. Ashmore
Captain of H.M.S. Kent
12 Sep, 1939[16] – 3 Mar, 1941[17]
Succeeded by
John H. Venville
Preceded by
Robert D. Oliver
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
24 Nov, 1942[18] – 18 Jun, 1943[19]
Succeeded by
Charles J. Blake
Preceded by
Alban T. B. Curteis
Captain of H.M.S. Drake
22 Jan, 1946[20] – 28 Jan, 1946[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert L. B. Cunliffe
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
22 Jan, 1946[22] – 8 Apr, 1947[23]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  2. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  3. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  4. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  5. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  6. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  7. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  8. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  9. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  10. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  11. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 224.
  13. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  14. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 262.
  16. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  17. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  18. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  19. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  20. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  21. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  22. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  23. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.