Charles Leonard Dettmar

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Captain R.N.R. (retired) Charles Leonard Dettmar, D.S.C., R.D., R.N.R. (8 March, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Dettmar served in the battleship Hercules from 2 December 1913 through 11 June, 1916, being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 26 February, 1915 and seeing action in the ship at the Battle of Jutland. His performance there qualified him for early promotion.[1]

Dettmar was appointed in command of the patrol boat P40 on 17 August, 1917.[2] On 30 June, 1918, he would be promoted to the rank of Acting Lieutenant-Commander.

Dettmar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 26 February, 1923.[3]

Dettmar was promoted to the rank of Commander R.N.R. on 30 June, 1926.[4]

Dettmar was promoted to the rank of Captain R.N.R. at some point.

World War II

In 1948, Dettmar reported that he was retired, and fit for shore service only, if needed.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George H. Wylie
Captain of H.M. T.B. 034
14 Oct, 1916[6][7] – 17 Jan, 1917[8]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Cummins
Preceded by
Edgar W. Buchanan
Captain of H.M.S. P40
17 Jan, 1917[9] – 8 May, 1919[10]
Succeeded by
John A. V. Morse

Footnotes

  1. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 859.
  3. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.
  4. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.
  5. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.
  6. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 401b.
  8. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.
  9. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.
  10. Dettmar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 240/57/25. f. 25.