Guy Dalrymple Fanshawe

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Captain Guy Dalrymple Fanshawe, R.N., Retired (30 March, 1882 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Falmouth, the son of Captain Arthur D. Fanshawe, R.N..

He passed out of Britannia in December, 1897 sixty-first out of the sixty-four cadets who passed out, with 1178 marks.[1]

Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1903.

Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1911.

Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.

Fanshawe was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon his discharge, that date being 31 March, 1923.

Fanshawe was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 30 March, 1927.

World War II

Mobilised on 28 September 1938, Fanshawe first worked as a Chief of Naval Staff to the officer in charge of Tyne and then as Naval Officer in Charge, Harwich. He was relieved by the C-in-C, Nore in October 1939 on account of his "overbearing manner".

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Douglas W. O'B. Forsyth
Captain of H.M. T.B. 26
Jul, 1903[2] – 9 Feb, 1904
Succeeded by
William R. R. Leach
Preceded by
Hugh T. Prichard
Captain of H.M.S. Cameleon
22 Oct, 1916[3] – 26 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby
Preceded by
Arthur Bromley
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
19 Mar, 1919 – 17 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Oldham


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 13 July, 1903. Issue 37131, col C, p. 10.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 392b.