Norman Douglas Holbrook

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Commander Norman Douglas Holbrook, V.C., R.N. (9 July, 1888 – 3 July, 1976) was an officer in the Royal Navy. He was the first submariner awarded a Victoria Cross.

Life & Career

Born in Southsea.

Holbrook was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1909.

Holbrook was appointed in command of the submarine A 13 on 19 March, 1913.[1]

He was appointed in command of the submarine B 11 on 30 December, 1913,[2] and was in command on 13 December, 1914 when he torpedoed a Turkish battleship.[3]

Holbrook was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1917.

Post-War

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 30 September, 1920.

Holbrook was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 9 July, 1928.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alton Wishart
Captain of H.M.S. A 13
19 Mar, 1913[4] – 30 Dec, 1913
Succeeded by
Edward R. Lewes
Preceded by
Charles de Burgh
Captain of H.M.S. B 11
30 Dec, 1913[5] – Sep, 1915
Succeeded by
Wilfred Tomkinson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. F 3
1 Jan, 1916 – 8 Dec, 1916
Succeeded by
Robin B. Martin
Preceded by
Allan Poland
Captain of H.M.S. V 4
8 Dec, 1916 – 17 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Ambrose N. Lee
Preceded by
Alfred M. Winser
Captain of H.M.S. E 41
17 Feb, 1917 – 26 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Vincent M. Cooper
Captain of H.M.S. J 2
26 Jan, 1918 – 20 Jul, 1918
Succeeded by
Alfred M. Winser

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 301.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 310.
  3. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 3, Part 21. p. 5.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 301.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 310.