Harrington Douty Edwards

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Lieutenant-Commander Harrington Douty Edwards, D.S.O., R.N. (22 December, 1885 – 7 March, 1916) served in the Royal Navy as a submarine commander.

Life & Career

Born in Antigua, Edwards gained three and a half months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Edwards was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 October, 1906.[1]

His early sea-going career started with service aboard pre-dreadnoughts. On 12 August, 1912, he was appointed to the pre-dreadnought Duncan.[2] On 13 June, 1913, he was appointed to the battleship Queen.[3]

He was appointed to the depot ship Vulcan for command of submarines on 2 September, 1914,[4] being immediately given charge of C 23.[5] Promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander followed on 30 October, 1914.[6]

Edwards perished along with his entire crew when his submarine, E 5 was lost on 7 March, 1916.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. A 13
19 Mar, 1909[8] – 1 Mar, 1910
Succeeded by
John G. Bower
Preceded by
Ferdinand E. B. Feilmann
Captain of H.M.S. C 30
1 Mar, 1910[9] – 12 Aug, 1912
Succeeded by
Thomas F. Besant
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Captain of H.M.S. C 23
2 Sep, 1914[10] – 13 Nov, 1915
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles S. Benning
Captain of H.M.S. E 5
1 Dec, 1915 – 7 Mar, 1916[11]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (October, 1914). p. 31.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 306.
  3. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 363.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 399g.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 396a.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 191.
  7. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 184.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 345.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 395a.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 396a.
  11. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 184.