Harold Victor Dundas

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Captain (retired) Harold Victor Dundas (10 February, 1877 – 3 January, 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy who commanded the destroyer Ossory at the Battle of Jutland.

Life & Career

Dundas was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1899.[1]

Dundas was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the destroyer Albatross on 14 October, 1905.[2]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Boyne on 11 October, 1907.[3]

On 18 June, 1908, he was reported to have a broken leg and would require about a month to recuperate.[4]

Dundas was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1912.[5]

Harpy collided with the light cruiser Caroline while under his command, and he was found to have committed an error in passing too near the cruiser.[6]

Dundas was appointed in command of the destroyer Cameleon on 9 October, 1914.[7]

He was captain of the destroyer Ossory at the Battle of Jutland, where she operated with the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.[8]

In September, 1916 Dundas was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Grenville.

In November, 1917, Captain Sutton wrote that Dundas was "capable & has ship in good order, but inclined to be a bully and to blame those under him for his own mistakes."[9]

Post-War

On 19 October 1922, Dundas was informed that he would not be offered further employment upon expiration of his present appointment.[10]

Dundas was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 16 November, 1923.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Stanley V. Ellis
Captain of H.M.S. Stag
28 Oct, 1904[12] – 14 Oct, 1905[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Preceded by
Arthur K. Waistell
Captain of H.M.S. Albatross
14 Oct, 1905[14][15] – 9 Jan, 1906[16]
Succeeded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Preceded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Captain of H.M.S. Locust
10 Jan, 1906[17] – 17 Oct, 1907[18]
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Tickell
Preceded by
Richard F. White
Captain of H.M.S. Mermaid
28 May, 1906[19]
Succeeded by
Denis G. Thynne
Preceded by
Osmond J. Prentis
Captain of H.M.S. Seal
7 Oct, 1907[20] – 11 Oct, 1907[21]
Succeeded by
Rupert S. Gwatkin-Williams
Preceded by
Charles J. Collins
Captain of H.M.S. Boyne
11 Oct, 1907[22][23] – 15 Jun, 1908[24]
Succeeded by
Claude Seymour
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Harpy
5 Aug, 1910[25][26] – 31 Jul, 1912[27]
Succeeded by
Henry C. D. Field
Preceded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Captain of H.M.S. Shark
1 Aug, 1914[28] – Aug, 1914[29]
Succeeded by
Loftus W. Jones
Preceded by
Charles D. Roper
Captain of H.M.S. Cameleon
9 Oct, 1914[30][31] – Nov, 1915[32]
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Kirkby
Preceded by
Ernest W. Kirkby
Captain of H.M.S. Ossory
Nov, 1915[33] – 14 Sep, 1916[34]
Succeeded by
Cecil R. Hemans
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Grenville
19 Sep, 1916[35][36] – 9 Feb, 1918[37]
Succeeded by
George H. Knowles
Preceded by
George F. Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Adventure
Mar, 1918[38] – 1 Apr, 1918[39]
Succeeded by
Harry L. Boyle

Footnotes

  1. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  2. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 273.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  4. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 23.
  6. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 288.
  8. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  9. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  10. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  11. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  12. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  13. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  14. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  15. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 273.
  16. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  17. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  18. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  19. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 345.
  20. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  21. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  22. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 286.
  24. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  25. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  26. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 323.
  27. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  28. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  29. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  30. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  31. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392p.
  32. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  33. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  34. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  35. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  36. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394d.
  37. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  38. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.
  39. Dundas Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/341. f. 384.