Thomas Bodley Scott

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Captain (retired) Thomas Bodley Scott, R.N. (5 May, 1879 – 13 February, 1928) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of physician and surgeon Thomas Bodley Scott.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1901.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1909.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1914. In the War, he served as navigating officer in Venerable until 4 January, 1915 and was then appointed to provide the same services in Agincourt until 29 April, 1918. Following a brief court in Sperry gyroscopes, Scott was appointed in command of the third class protected cruiser Diamond on 3 May, 1918.[1]

Scott was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 14 February, 1924 and promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 5 May, 1924.

Scott was found shot dead in his office at the Dover Harbour Board. An inquest returned the verdict of suicide while temporarily insane due to a chronic diabetic condition.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Caspar B. Ballard
Captain of H.M.S. Diamond
3 May, 1918[2] – 17 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cecil Frederick Dampier
King's Harbour Master, Dover
1 Oct, 1921 – 21 Oct, 1923
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 776.
  2. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 776.