John Russell Dodington

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Lieutenant-Commander John Russell Dodington, R.N., Retired (6 January, 1878 – 1 September, 1916) served in the Royal Navy.

In some sources, his middle name is spelled "Russel".

Life & Career

Dodington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1897.

Dodington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1907.

Diagnozed with hemiplegia which had required him to be invalided from command of Redbreast in August, 1910, Dodington was retired as unfit on 6 July 1911.

Died of pneumonia.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Norman H. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
May, 1905[1] – 15 Oct, 1906
Succeeded by
Claud F. Allsup
Preceded by
William C. Castle
Captain of H.M.S. Griffon
11 Oct, 1906[2] – 12 Mar, 1907
Succeeded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Preceded by
Joseph A. Shuter
Captain of H.M.S. Redbreast
11 Mar, 1910[Inference] – 17 Aug, 1910
Succeeded by
Richard O. B. Bridgeman


  1. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 341.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 322.