Frederic William Dean

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Captain (retired) Frederic William Dean (20 July, 1868 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

As a Midshipman, Dean received an unusual evaluation from Captain Henry Forster Cleveland of his first ship, the central battery ironclad H.M.S. Superb: "plodding but slow."

Dean was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 January, 1892. In January, 1894 he was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal for saving a man just out of Plymouth Sound.

Dean was promoted to the rank of Commander on 2 May, 1900.[1]

On 25 February 1902, Dean was judged to have demonstrated what the C-in-C, Nore labelled a "want of a sense of his responsibilities" when he left his flotilla at Green[illeg] in unsettled weather without giving the officers left in command sufficient instruction. Damage resulted, and he was superseded in command. Dean asked that he be given a Court Martial, but his application was refused.

In 1914, he was in command of the Sutlej when she collided with something, perhaps at Gibraltar.

Dean was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 9 May, 1919, which was subsequently antedated to 20 July, 1918.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hubert Stansbury
Captain of H.M.S. Sparrowhawk
10 Aug, 1897[2] – 17 Aug, 1897[3]
Succeeded by
Oscar V. de Satgé
Preceded by
Fawcet Wray
Captain of H.M.S. Rocket
18 Aug, 1897[4]
Succeeded by
Evan C. Bunbury
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Mermaid
13 Oct, 1900[5]
Succeeded by
John F. E. Green
Preceded by
Philip J. Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Albatross
13 Oct, 1900[6]
Succeeded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
Mark E. F. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Cheerful
1901
Succeeded by
Colin K. MacLean
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Dee
14 Jul, 1904 – 30 Nov, 1904[7]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Preceded by
George C. Quayle
Captain of H.M.S. Hussar
3 Jan, 1905[8]
Succeeded by
Harry H. Smyth
Preceded by
Edward A. Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Speedwell
17 Nov, 1905[9] – 15 Feb, 1906
Succeeded by
Robert W. Dalgety
Preceded by
Herbert du C. Luard
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
21 Feb, 1913 – 8 Mar, 1915
Succeeded by
Cunningham R. de C. Foot
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Diligence
31 Oct, 1915[10] – Mar, 1916[11]
Succeeded by
Rowland H. Bather
Preceded by
Rowland H. Bather
Captain of H.M.S. Hilary
Apr, 1916[12] – 25 May, 1917[13]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Cecil H. Fox
Captain of H.M.S. Powerful
4 Jul, 1917[14]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 21.
  2. Dean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/39. f. 41.
  3. Dean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/39. f. 41.
  4. Dean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/39. f. 41.
  5. Dean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/39. f. 41.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 221.
  7. Dean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/39. f. 41.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 328.
  9. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 378.
  10. Dean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/39. f. 41.
  11. Dean Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/39. f. 41.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401o.
  13. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 91.
  14. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396n.