Dudley Burton Napier North

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Admiral SIR Dudley Burton Napier North, G.C.V.O., C.B., C.S.I., C.M.G. (25 November, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

North was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1903.[1]

North was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1911.[2]

North was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[3]

Post-War

North was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1919.[4]

North was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caledon in September, 1922.

North was appointed in command of the battleship Revenge in July, 1926.

North was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dartmouth in August, 1927.

In November, 1927, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Constance.

North was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Tiger on 11 May, 1929.

North was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 July, 1932.[5]

North was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 19 July, 1936.[6]

World War II

North was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 8 May, 1940.[7]

He was placed on the Retired List on 15 February, 1942. However, in 23 December of that year he was made Flag Officer in Charge of Great Yarmouth, in which capacity he worked with U.S. Army Air Force personnel in creating an air-sea rescue system and established hospital facilities for the injured. He was found unfit on 16 May, 1947 and was reverted to the Retired List on 11 July.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
15 Sep, 1922[9] – 9 Apr, 1924[10]
Succeeded by
Fischer B. Watson
Preceded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
9 May, 1924[11] – 23 Sep, 1924[12]
Succeeded by
Francis E. Byrne
Preceded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Castor
23 Sep, 1924[13] – 20 Oct, 1924[14]
Succeeded by
Charles D. Burke
Preceded by
Ragnar M. Colvin
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
26 Jul, 1926[15] – 15 Aug, 1927[16]
Succeeded by
Charles W. Round-Turner
Preceded by
Astley D. C. Cooper-Key
Captain of H.M.S. Dartmouth
15 Aug, 1927[17] – 1928[18]
Succeeded by
Bernard Acworth
Preceded by
H. Evelyn C. Blagrove
Captain of H.M.S. Constance
1928[19] – 10 May, 1929[20]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Preceded by
Kenneth G. B. Dewar
Captain of H.M.S. Tiger
10 May, 1929[21] – 1 Jan, 1930[22]
Succeeded by
Arthur E. F. Bedford
Preceded by
Sir Herbert Meade-Fetherstonhaugh
Vice-Admiral Commanding, H.M. Yachts
15 Dec, 1934[23] – 1 Nov, 1939[24]
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  2. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  3. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  4. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  5. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  6. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 221.
  7. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  8. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 221.
  9. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  10. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  11. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  12. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  13. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  14. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  15. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  16. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  17. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  18. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  19. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  20. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  21. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  22. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 144.
  23. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 221.
  24. North Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 221.