Duncan Hermann Carmichael

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Lieutenant-Commander Duncan Hermann Carmichael, R.N., Retired (21 July, 1876 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London and raised by his mother, Carmichael gained five months' time on passing out of Britannia in July, 1892.

Carmichael was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1898.

Carmichael was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1906.

Carmichael was appointed in command of the destroyer Gala on 28 June, 1905.[1]

In October, 1905, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Usk.[2]

At some point, Usk collided with Vulture, resulting in Carmichael being told to be more careful.

On 1 November, 1906, Carmichael was appointed in command of the destroyer Lee.[3] He was reappointed in command of Lee on 17 September, 1909.[4] She was wrecked under his command, resulting in him being reprimanded and dismissed the ship by a Court Martial.

Appointed to the battleship Albion as first lieutenant on 15 January, 1910, Carmichael would be reported for misconduct for having given orders that his wine account along with those of other officers be kept irregularly, and for allowing the issuance of bottle of spirits contrary to orders. The Vice-Admiral of the Third and Fourth Divisions of Home Fleet expressed his severe displeasure, an expression in which the Admiralty concurred. Carmichael was superseded as a consequence, on 24 January, 1912 and he was placed on the Retired List at his own request the following day, on half pay, "not to rise to commander".

Carmichael was, however, brought back into service for the war, being appointed Marshal at Crystal Palace on 9 September, 1914. In September, 1915 he was found medically unfit and relieved of his appointment.

He was granted permission to proceed to South Africa to be employed in the German East Africa Expeditionary Force on 19 November, 1915. He died in Praetoria Hospital on 9 June, 1916.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Gala
28 Jun, 1905[5] – 10 Oct, 1905
Succeeded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
Preceded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Usk
10 Oct, 1905[6] – 7 Apr, 1906
Succeeded by
Duncan H. Carmichael
Preceded by
Alan C. Bruce
Captain of H.M.S. Dove
7 Apr, 1906 – 28 May, 1906
Succeeded by
Claude P. Champion de Crespigny
Preceded by
Duncan H. Carmichael
Captain of H.M.S. Usk
28 May, 1906 – 1 Nov, 1906
Succeeded by
Alan C. Bruce
Preceded by
George H. H. Holden
Captain of H.M.S. Lee
1 Nov, 1906[7] – 5 Oct, 1909[8]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 29 June, 1905. Issue 37746, col A, p. 11.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 388.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 340.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 28 September, 1909. Issue 39,076, col D, p. 12.
  5. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 29 June, 1905. Issue 37746, col A, p. 11.
  6. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 388.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 340.
  8. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. pp. 21, 22.