Francis Douglas-Watson

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Lieutenant-Commander Francis Douglas-Watson, (3 June, 1896 – 7 April, 1941) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a man employed by the "Nat. Tele. Co." as Superintendent of Scotland.

Douglas-Watson entered the Royal Navy with the May 1911[Fact Check] intake term at the Training Establishment. He passed out with sixty-one other midshipmen in April, 1913 ranked fifty-sixth in order of merit on his examinations.[1]

Douglas-Watson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1918.[2]

On 25 May 1925 he was loaned for two years to the Royal Australian Navy, his first appointment being to H.M.A.S. Penguin.[3]

Douglas-Watson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1926.[4]

Douglas-Watson was granted the acting rank of Commander on 21 April, 1939.[5]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald C. Creer
Captain of H.M.A.S. Parramatta
9 May, 1927[6]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Geoffrey S. Holden
Captain of H.M.S. Witherington
12 Sep, 1928[7] – 11 Aug, 1931[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey C. Fryer
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Delight
3 Oct, 1932[8][9] – Apr, 1933[10]
Succeeded by
Albert L. Poland
Preceded by
Albert L. Poland
Captain of H.M.S. Vivacious
Apr, 1933[11] – 28 Oct, 1933[12]
Succeeded by
Cecil R. L. Parry
Preceded by
Geoffrey W. Wadham
Captain of H.M.S. Elgin
1 Jul, 1935[13] – 19 Jul, 1935[14]
Succeeded by
John M. Bayley
Preceded by
Stephen H. Norris
Captain of H.M.S. Scout
20 May, 1936[15] – 2 Jun, 1936[16]
Succeeded by
Stephen H. Norris
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
Captain of H.M.S. Pangbourne
1 Nov, 1938 – 17 Sep, 1940
Succeeded by
George Dibley
Preceded by
George H. Faulkner
as Commander, Third Minesweeping Flotilla
Senior Officer, Third Minesweeping Flotilla
1 Nov, 1938
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. "New Midshipmen." The Times (London, England), Monday, Apr 28, 1913; pg. 3; Issue 40197.
  2. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  3. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  4. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  5. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 294.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 290.
  8. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 230.
  10. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  11. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  12. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  13. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  14. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  15. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.
  16. Douglas-Watson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/177. f. 177.