James William Palmer

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Lieutenant-Commander (retired) James William Palmer, R.N.(12 October, 1856 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Gunner on 8 August, 1887.

Palmer was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 3 September, 1908.

Palmer was pensioned with the rank of Lieutenant on 23 December, 1911.

Palmer was brought back for service in the Great War, commanding Tay from 1 July 1915 to 3 June, 1919. He was reverted to the Retired List with the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 4 June 1919.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Andrew Leahy
Captain of H.M.S. Tay
18 Jun, 1915[1] – 4 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 398e.