Harold Douglas Briggs

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Captain Harold Douglas Briggs, C.M.G. (29 September, 1877 – 13 September, 1944) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Briggs was the son of a Colonel.

Briggs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1899.

Briggs was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1911.[1]

On 30 June, 1917, Briggs was promoted to the rank of Captain, and as Wing Captain.


He was appointed command of the battleship St. Vincent on 18 July, 1919.[2]

In 1920, he was appointed in command of Resolution as Flag Captain to the Rear-Admiral in the First Battle Squadron.

Briggs was placed on the Retired List at his own request 1 July, 1922.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick A. Powlett
Captain of H.M.S. St. Vincent
18 Jul, 1919[3] – Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
Frederick C. G. St. Clair
Preceded by
Arthur H. Oldham
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
Nov, 1919[4] – 7 Jan, 1920
Succeeded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Preceded by
Argentine H. Alington
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
7 Jan, 1920[5] – 14 Apr, 1921
Succeeded by
Cyril S. Townsend
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Capetown
6 Jan, 1922 – 8 Apr, 1922
Succeeded by
Edward R. Jones
Preceded by
Rowland Nugent
Senior Naval Officer, Aultbea
14 Jun, 1941 – 1 Jun, 1942
Succeeded by
Harry W. C. Hughes


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 901.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 901.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1920). p. 752.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 853.