Harry Alexander Dykes Keate

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Lieutenant-Commander Harry Alexander Dykes Keate, D.S.O., R.N. (10 June, 1890 – 26 April, 1925) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in South Kensington.

Keate was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 July, 1911.

Keate was appointed in command of the destroyer Tristram on 29 March, 1918.[1]

Keate was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 July, 1919.

In November, 1919, Keate was appointed in command of the destroyer Vidette.[2]

Keate died at his home from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. An inquest determined it was accidental, and self-inflicted.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John R. Johnston
Captain of H.M. T.B. 8
29 May, 1916[3] – 25 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Edward C. Denison
Preceded by
Francis A. Clutterbuck
Captain of H.M.S. Doon
25 Jan, 1917 – 8 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
Valentine M. Wyndham-Quin
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
8 Feb, 1917 – Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Hamilton C. Allen
Preceded by
Edward R. M. Geake
Captain of H.M.S. Attack
5 Mar, 1917[4] – 30 Dec, 1917[5]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Francis E. H. G. Hobart
Captain of H.M.S. Tristram
29 Mar, 1918[6] – 18 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
Herbert Owen
Preceded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
Nov, 1919[7] – 4 May, 1921
Succeeded by
John L. Field
Preceded by
John L. Field
Captain of H.M.S. Vesper
4 May, 1921 – 28 Aug, 1921
Succeeded by
Frederick A. P. Foster

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 921a.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 890.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 400.
  4. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391m.
  5. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 114.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 921a.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 890.