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Revision as of 15:45, 31 July 2012

Admiral Douglas Lionel Dent, C.B., C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (7 August, 1869 – 11 July, 1959) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dent was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1901.[1]

Captain

On 30 June, 1908, Dent was promoted to the rank of Captain.[2]

He was appointed to Blenheim, in command, on 31 March, 1910.[Citation needed]

On 1 May, 1912, he was appointed Captain Superintendent of Destroyers Building by Contract.[3]

Great War

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) on 1 January, 1916.[4]

He was appointed to command the battleship Prince of Wales on 8 June, 1916.[5]

Post-War

He was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) on 1 January, 1919.[6]

Dent was appointed Director of Naval Equipment in succession to Rear-Admiral Edward F. Bruen, dated 2 May, 1922.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 August, 1919, vice Tancred.[8] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 January, 1925.[9] He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 6 August, 1926,[10] and was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 27 February, 1929.[11]

Footnotes

  1. London Gazette: no. 27393. p. 3. 3 January, 1902.
  2. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 28151. p. 4644. 26 June, 1908.
  3. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, pg. 16.
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29423. p. 83. 1 January, 1916.
  5. Navy List (December, 1916). p. 397c.
  6. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31099. p. 106. 1 January, 1919.
  7. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 2 March, 1922. Issue 42969, col G, pg. 20.
  8. London Gazette: no. 31495. p. 10089. 8 August, 1919.
  9. London Gazette: no. 33010. p. 219. 9 January, 1925.
  10. London Gazette: no. 33192. p. 5443. 17 August, 1926.
  11. London Gazette: no. 33474. p. 1575. 5 March, 1929.

Bibliography

  • "Adml. D. L. Dent" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 16 July, 1959. Issue 54514, col F, pg. 8.

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