Robert William Dalgety

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Captain Robert William Dalgety, D.S.O., R.N., Retired (21 May, 1872 – 7 January, 1945) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dalgety was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1894.

Retired at his own request on 4 May, 1909.

Dalgety was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 21 May, 1912.

Dalgety specialised in minesweeping. He was severely injured by a mine blast at the end of August, 1914, possibly while in command of the trawler Island Prince. He commanded Island Prince until October 1917.

Dalgety was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 11 November, 1918.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alan C. Bruce
Captain of H.M.S. Fawn
22 Oct, 1899[1] – 15 Jan, 1901
Succeeded by
Christopher P. Metcalfe
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Teal
23 Feb, 1902[2] – 24 Jan, 1903
Succeeded by
Eric V. F. R. Dugmore
Preceded by
Charles P. R. Coode
Captain of H.M.S. Hebe
30 Jun, 1904[3] – 16 Feb, 1906
Succeeded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Preceded by
Frederic W. Dean
Captain of H.M.S. Speedwell
16 Feb, 1906[4] – 5 Jul, 1906
Succeeded by
Archibald Cochrane


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 256. November may be given here.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 305a.
  3. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 325.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 377.