Clement Richard Dane

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Acting Captain Clement Richard Dane (14 September, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Simla. Dane could draw fairly well, and knew enough French for it to be worth noting.

Dane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1905.[1]

He was allowed to stay in India for several additional weeks in June of 1907, as he suffered from Dengue Fever. In 1908, he was blamed for a collision with Zebra when in command of T.B. 067, as he was the overtaking ship and had failed to use signals appropriately.[2]

Dane was appointed in command of the destroyer Locust on 11 January, 1912.[3]

Dane was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1913.

Great War

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Lennox on 28 June, 1914.[4] He was specially mentioned by Commodore Tyrwhitt for his conduct in the action of 17 October, 1914. Dane was provided a letter on vellum which was to be considered equivalent to a mention in despatches.[5]

Dane was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.

Dane was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander on 16 December, 1915 and appointed to President for service with the R.N.A.S.. On 6 February, 1916, he was appointed in command of Kingsnorth Air Station. He remained so engaged until being appointed in command of the Chingford Air Station on 13 March, 1917.[6]

On 17 January, 1917 Dane was granted ten days of leave to marry, which he did, to Bessie Albinia Lee Combe, on that day.[7]

On 17 November 1917, Dane was appointed in command of the destroyer Lance. He would command her through the end of the war.[8]

Post-War

Dane left Lance when he was appointed in command of the destroyer Nizam on 1 January, 1919.[9]

On 6 May, 1919, Dane attacked U 108 following the torpedoing of the troopship Barunga on 15 July, 1918.

Dane left Nizam on 1 November, 1919.[10]

Dane was appointed in command of the destroyer Tempest on 8 January, 1920.[11]

Dane was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 21 November, 1924 and promoted to the rank of Captain on the Retired List on 14 September, 1928.

Dane was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 10 November, 1939.

World War II

Dane saw service, initially in command of "P.M.Cs.", in September 1939.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John A. Lees
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 67
Captain of H.M. T.B. 067
20 Aug, 1907[13][14] – 8 Dec, 1908[15]
Succeeded by
Richard M. Welby
Preceded by
Alexander H. Gye
Captain of H.M. T.B. 113
8 Dec, 1908[16][17] – 14 Dec, 1909[18]
Succeeded by
Harold D. Adair-Hall
Preceded by
Bertie W. Bluett
Captain of H.M.S. Locust
11 Jan, 1912[19][20] – 28 Jun, 1914[21]
Succeeded by
Edye K. Boddam-Whetham
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Lennox
28 Jun, 1914[22][23] – 2 Dec, 1915[24]
Succeeded by
Edye K. Boddam-Whetham
Preceded by
William A. C. Salmond
Captain of H.M.S. Lance
17 Nov, 1917[25][26] – 1 Jan, 1919[27]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
David L. Cowan
Captain of H.M.S. Nizam
1 Jan, 1919[28][29] – 1 Nov, 1919[30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis T. Hare
Captain of H.M.S. Sterling
1 Nov, 1919[31] – 8 Jan, 1920[32]
Succeeded by
Arthur A. Scott
Preceded by
Edward B. S. Bingham
Captain of H.M.S. Tempest
8 Jan, 1920[33][34] – 8 Jan, 1922[35]
Succeeded by
Claude L. Bate

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 20.
  2. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 340.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 347.
  5. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  6. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  7. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  8. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 853.
  10. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 872.
  12. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  13. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  14. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 399.
  15. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  16. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  17. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Wednesday, 9 December, 1908 Issue 38825, col B, p. 12.
  18. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  19. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  20. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 340.
  21. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  22. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  23. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395j.
  24. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  25. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 828.
  27. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  28. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  29. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 853.
  30. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  31. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  32. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  33. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.
  34. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 872.
  35. Dane Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49/34. f. ?.