James Wilfred Sussex Dorling

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Vice-Admiral (retired) James Wilfred Sussex Dorling, C.B. (12 April, 1889 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Preston, Lancashire, the son of Colonel F. Dorling, James Dorling gained three and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Dorling was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1909.

Dorling was awarded the Ogilvy Medal for 1912 for placing first in the examination to qualify for Torpedo Lieutenant.

Dorling was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1917.

Post-War

Dorling was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1921.

Dorling was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1928.

World War II

Dorling was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1939.

Dorling was placed on the Retired List and promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 30 October 1942.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles E. Kennedy-Purvis
Director of the Signal Department
17 Mar, 1930 – 2 May, 1932
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
Frederick R. G. Maunsell
Captain of H.M.S. Codrington
18 Oct, 1932[1] – 26 Jun, 1934
Succeeded by
James W. S. Dorling
Preceded by
James W. S. Dorling
Captain of H.M.S. Codrington
? – 24 Aug, 1935
Succeeded by
Geoffrey J. A. Miles
Preceded by
Richard H. L. Bevan
Captain of Portsmouth Signal School
24 Aug, 1935[2] – 25 Aug, 1937
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
Preceded by
Lionel A. D. Sturdee
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
10 Jan, 1938 – Feb, 1938[3]
Succeeded by
Charles H. Knox-Little
Preceded by
Roderick B. T. Miles
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
18 Feb, 1938[4] – 26 Jul, 1939
Succeeded by
Llewellyn V. Morgan
Preceded by
Francis T. B. Tower
Director of Naval Equipment
Aug, 1939 – Apr, 1941
Succeeded by
Sir Charles E. B. Simeon

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 223.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 287.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 325.