Victor Hilary Danckwerts

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Vice-Admiral Victor Hilary Danckwerts, C.M.G. (11 January, 1890 – 1 March, 1944) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Brompton, London, Danckwerts gained four months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Danckwerts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1910.[1] He was awarded the Goodenough Medal for 1909-1910, being the Sub-Lieutenant who achieved the highest gunnery examination for the year and who also achieved a first-class certificate in seamanship.

On 5 August, 1912, he was appointed to Excellent to qualify for gunnery duties.[2]

After passing the best examination in practical Gunnery when qualifying for Gunnery Lieutenant, Danckwerts was awarded the Commander Egerton Prize of 1912-13.

On 10 November, 1917, he was appointed to Neptune to serve as gunnery officer.[3]

Danckwerts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1918.[4]

Post-War

On 2 June, 1919, he was sent to study at the Staff College in Greenwich,[5] and on 15 September, 1920, he was appointed to the Staff College.[6]

Danckwerts was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.

Danckwerts was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1930.

Danckwerts was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caradoc in July, 1930.

Danckwerts was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 25 June, 1940. He was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 8 December 1940.

Danckwerts was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 7 November, 1943.

Danckwerts died of natural causes in New Zealand. He was buried at sea.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry P. Boxer
Captain of H.M.S. Windsor
9 Aug, 1927[7] – 31 Dec, 1928[8]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Henry R. Moore
Captain of H.M.S. Caradoc
15 Jul, 1930[9] – Jul, 1932
Succeeded by
Edward N. Syfret
Preceded by
Marshal L. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Faulknor
3 Mar, 1936[10]
Succeeded by
Charles S. Daniel
Preceded by
Marshal L. Clarke
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
3 Mar, 1936[11] – Apr, 1938
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Denis W. Boyd
Captain of H.M.S. Keith
17 Aug, 1937[12] – 1 Nov, 1937[13]
Succeeded by
Alfred J. L. Phillips
Preceded by
Trevylyan M. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Sandhurst
1 Nov, 1937[14] – Apr, 1938[15]
Succeeded by
John Fawcett
Preceded by
Tom S. V. Phillips
Director of Plans
Apr, 1938 – Mar, 1940
Succeeded by
Charles S. Daniel

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 20.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 310.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 851.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 29.
  5. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 1865c.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 1865b.
  7. Danckwerts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.
  8. Danckwerts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 221.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 239.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 239.
  12. Danckwerts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.
  13. Danckwerts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.
  14. Danckwerts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.
  15. Danckwerts Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/. f. ?.