James Denham Douglas Stewart

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Captain James Denham Douglas Stewart (15 July, 1875 – ) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Born in St. Ann's in Jamaica, Stewart gained ten months' time on passing out of Britannia in July, 1891.

Though he failed to pass his college exam in September 1895, he did pass in November.

Stewart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1898.[1]

On 24 November, 1901 Stewart grounded Amphion on Chatham Island in the Galapagos Group. He was told to exercise greater care in future.[2]

Stewart was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1909.[3]

Though he had been navigating officer in a number of ships thus far in his career, most recently in London and Canopus in 1907-09, Stewart relinquished his (N) duties in August, 1912.[4]

As a Commander, Stewart was appointed in command of the Magnificent on 29 July, 1913.[5]

Stewart was appointed in command of the first class protected cruiser Royal Arthur in December 1915.[6]

Stewart was promoted to Captain on 30 June, 1918.[7]

Post-War

In February 1921, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cambrian.

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 29 August, 1922.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles D. Granville
as Captain of H.M.S. Rainbow
Captain of H.M.C.S. Rainbow
4 Aug, 1910[8]Template:RCNL1910-14 – 1 Aug, 1911[9]
Succeeded by
Walter Hose
Preceded by
Frederick A. Powlett
Captain of H.M.S. Isis
14 Feb, 1912[10] – 1 Jul, 1913[11]
Succeeded by
Cecil A. Severn
Preceded by
Hugh L. P. Heard
Captain of H.M.S. Magnificent
1 Jul, 1913[12] – Jan, 1915[13]
Succeeded by
Frederic A. Whitehead
Preceded by
Frederic A. Whitehead
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Arthur
10 Dec, 1915[14] – 19 Mar, 1918[15]
Succeeded by
William R. D. Crowther
Preceded by
Rowland H. Bather
Captain of H.M.S. Diligence
28 Feb, 1919[16][17] – 8 Aug, 1920[18]
Succeeded by
Samuel M. G. Gravener
Preceded by
Gerard A. Wells
Captain of H.M.S. Cambrian
c. Feb, 1921[19] – Aug, 1922[20]
Succeeded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith

Footnotes

  1. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  2. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  3. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  4. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 343.
  6. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  7. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  8. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  9. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 334.
  11. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  12. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  13. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  14. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  15. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  16. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  17. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 760.
  18. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  19. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.
  20. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/136. f. 151.