Henry Montagu Doughty

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Rear-Admiral Henry Montagu Doughty, C.B., Royal Navy (4 September, 1870 – 1 May, 1921) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was confirmed in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant dated 14 January, 1890.[1] He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 14 January, 1892.[2]

He was appointed to Jupiter as first Lieutenant and gunnery officer on 22 July, 1902, remaining in that post until 31 December, 1902 when he was promoted to the rank of Commander.[3][4] On 3 January, 1903, he was appointed to Empress of India for a stint that would last 18 months.[5]

On 30 June, 1908, Doughty was promoted to the rank of Captain.[6]

Doughty was appointed in command of Leviathan and as Flag Captain on 4 January, 1909.[7] He was appointed in command of the cruiser Niobe, and as Flag Captain, on 1 February, 1910.[8] On 12 April he was appointed in command of Sutlej as Flag Captain.[9]

On 18 June, 1910 his King Alfred collided with an S.S. Chesapeake. Doughty was to blame, and he was admonished to be more careful in future.[10]

He was appointed in command of Melpomene upon her recommissioning at Portsmouth on 16 January, 1912.[11]

In July 1913, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Hermione, remaining with her until some time in 1914.

Great War

He was again placed in command of Sutlej on 1 December, 1914.[12]

Doughty was appointed in command of Abercrombie to commission the ship on 12 May, 1915.[13]

He also commissioned the new battleship H.M.S. Ramillies in April, 1917[14]

He was appointed command of the battleship Royal Sovereign in July, 1917.[15]

On the occasion of the King's birthday he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 3 June, 1918.[16]

Flag Rank

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 November, 1919, vice Grant.[17]

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Admiral H. M. Doughty" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 3 May, 1921. Issue 42710, col C, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Brian H. F. Barttelot
Captain of H.M.S. Leviathan
4 Jan, 1909[18] – 15 Mar, 1909[19]
Succeeded by
Charles W. Keighly-Peach
Preceded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
15 Mar, 1909[20] – 1 Feb, 1910[Inference]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. Savill
Preceded by
Guy R. A. Gaunt
Captain of H.M.S. Niobe
1 Feb, 1910[21] – 12 Apr, 1910[22]
Succeeded by
Herbert J. Savill
Preceded by
Herbert J. Savill
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
12 Apr, 1910[23] – 13 Jun, 1910[24]
Succeeded by
Eric P. C. Back
Preceded by
Eric P. C. Back
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
13 Jun, 1910[25] – 9 Jan, 1911[26]
Succeeded by
Eustace La T. Leatham
Preceded by
Charles F. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Melpomene
16 Jan, 1912[27] – 2 Jul, 1913[28]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George H. Borrett
as Captain of H.M.S. Indefatigable
Captain of H.M.S. Melpomene
16 Jan, 1912[29]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Norman L. Stanley
Captain of H.M.S. Hermione
17 Jul, 1913[30] – 7 Apr, 1914[31]
Succeeded by
John D. Kelly
Preceded by
The Hon. Algernon D. E. H. Boyle
Captain of Devonport Gunnery School
8 Sep, 1914[32] – Dec, 1914
Succeeded by
Charles F. Thorp
Preceded by
Hubert Lynes
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
1 Dec, 1914[33][34] – 5 Mar, 1915[35]
Succeeded by
Alfred F. St. C. Armitage
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Abercrombie
12 May, 1915[36] – 23 Nov, 1915[37]
Succeeded by
Alldin U. Moore
Preceded by
Douglas R. L. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Agincourt
10 Jan, 1916[38][39] – 11 Apr, 1917[40]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Mawbey
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
11 Apr, 1917[41] – Jul, 1917[42]
Succeeded by
Edmund P. F. G. Grant
Preceded by
Allen T. Hunt
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
Jul, 1917[43][44] – 16 Jun, 1919[45]
Succeeded by
Oliver Backhouse
Preceded by
The Hon. Victor A. Stanley
Rear-Admiral in the First Battle Squadron
24 Mar, 1920[46] – 14 Apr, 1921[47]
Succeeded by
Sir Rudolf W. Bentinck

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26224. p. 5986. 17 November, 1891.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26256. p. 683. 9 February, 1892.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  4. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  5. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  6. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  7. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 1 December, 1908. Issue 38818, col E, p. 6.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 31 January, 1910. Issue 39183, col B, p. 17.
  9. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 14 April, 1910. Issue 39246, col B, p. 9.
  10. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 344.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 383.
  13. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391.
  14. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  15. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 899.
  16. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 30723. p. 6527. 3 June, 1918.
  17. The London Gazette: no. 31632. p. 13545. 7 November, 1919.
  18. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 1 December, 1908. Issue 38818, col E, p. 6.
  19. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  20. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 380.
  21. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 31 January, 1910. Issue 39183, col B, p. 17.
  22. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  23. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 14 April, 1910. Issue 39246, col B, p. 9.
  24. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  25. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  26. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  27. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 344.
  28. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  29. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 343.
  30. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 141.
  31. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  32. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 394.
  33. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 383.
  34. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  35. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  36. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 391.
  37. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  38. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 391d.
  39. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  40. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  41. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  42. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  43. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 899.
  44. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  45. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.
  46. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 11 March, 1920. Issue 42356, col F, p. 6.
  47. Doughty Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 50.