James Angus Douglas-Hamilton

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Commander James Angus Douglas-Hamilton, R.N., Retired (13 August, 1890 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend Douglas Hamilton was raised by his guardian, G. F. Bowles, Esq.. He entered the Navy as it was transitioning to the new training scheme for cadets and was sent directly to the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth as part of the September 1905 intake term.

Douglas-Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 August, 1912.[1]

Douglas-Hamilton was appointed in command of the destroyer Obedient on 16 April, 1918.[2]


Douglas-Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 August, 1920.

Douglas-Hamilton was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 19 August, 1933.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William G. A. Shuttleworth
Captain of H.M. T.B. 34
15 Feb, 1916[3] – 12 Nov, 1916
Succeeded by
Anthony Blacklock
Preceded by
Frank A. Rothera
Captain of H.M.S. Test
12 Nov, 1916[4] – 16 Aug, 1917
Succeeded by
Hubert C. Oliver
Preceded by
Edward R. M. Geake
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
16 Aug, 1917[5] – 16 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Charles W. T. V. S. Lepper
Preceded by
Charles G. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Obedient
16 Apr, 1918[6] – 14 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Michael K. H. Kennedy
Preceded by
Henry D. C. Stanistreet
Captain of H.M.S. Mantis
15 Jan, 1927[7] – Jan, 1929
Succeeded by
Russell H. McBean


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 22.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854, and January to check year.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 401.
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 398g.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854, and January to check year.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 254.