James Douglas Campbell

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Rear-Admiral James Douglas Campbell (2 September, 1882 – 23 April, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Campbell entered the Royal Navy with the January, 1897 intake term at H.M.S. Britannia, passing in 9th of sixty-three in order of merit with 1479 marks in the competitive entrance examinations.[1]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 December, 1903.[2]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 December, 1911.

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.

Post-War

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920.

Campbell was appointed in command of the light cruiser Constance in December, 1922.

He was appointed Captain in Command of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 16 December, 1926.[3]

Campbell was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 January, 1933 and placed on the Retired List the following day.

World War II

Campbell was succeeded as Flag Officer in Charge, Glasgow by Rear Admiral James A. G. Troup on 19 February, 1940.[4]

See Also

Bibliography

  • Schofield, Vice-Admiral B. B. (1977). Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. Havant: Kenneth Mason Publications Ltd. ISBN 085937-087-9.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur C. Strutt
Captain of H.M.S. Constance
Dec, 1922[5] – 1 Feb, 1925
Succeeded by
Cloudesley V. Robinson
Preceded by
John W. Carrington
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
16 Dec, 1926[6][7] – 17 Dec, 1928
Succeeded by
James A. G. Troup
Preceded by
Geoffrey Hopwood
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
17 Jan, 1929[8] – 2 Oct, 1930
Succeeded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Cecil H. Fox
as Captain Superintendent, Clyde District and Senior Naval Officer, Clyde
Naval Officer-in-Charge, Clyde
26 Sep, 1938 – 4 Oct, 1938
Succeeded by
James D. Campbell
as Flag Officer-in-Charge, Clyde
Preceded by
James D. Campbell
as Naval Officer-in-Charge, Clyde
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Clyde
24 Aug, 1939 – 18 Jan, 1940
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
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Flag Officer-in-Charge, Glasgow
18 Jan, 1940 – 19 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
James A. G. Troup

Footnotes

  1. Hampshire Telegraph and Naval Chronicle (Portsmouth, England), 6 Feb 1897, p. 8.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 13.
  3. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  4. Troup Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47/135. f. 340.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 228.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 233.
  7. Schofield. Navigation and Direction: The Story of HMS Dryad. p. 192.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 245.