Henry Edmund Dale

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Lieutenant Henry Edmund Dale (19 March, 1882 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He made Gunner on 19 October, 1910.

Promoted to Acting Mate on 14 February, 1913.[1]

Early in the war, he served in Duke of Edinburgh. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 February, 1915. He married on 14 April. On 21 May he was appointed to the Tribal Class destroyer Saracen. On 28 March 1916 he was appointed to her sister-ship, Nubian. He spent a year in the Alarm before being placed in command of T.B. 20 for 10 months.

His service record indicates he really impressed his superior officers. In November 1917, he was noted for his seamanship in rescuing a fireman from a British steamer which appeared to have been mined. He also showed great coolness when Alarm became grounded late in 1917.

After a brief stint in command of the destroyer Offa, he joined Skilful. On 30 April, 1919 he was sent to Haslar, suffering from neurasthenia.

Having been determined to be insane, he was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 1 June, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James C. Collie
Captain of H.M. T.B. 20
15 Nov, 1917 – 19 Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
Henry R. Gordon-Cumming
Preceded by
Arthur M. Lecky
Captain of H.M.S. Offa
1 Oct, 1918[2] – 13 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
John W. Durnford


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 20.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 854a.