Lawrence Frederick Nelson Ommanney

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Captain (retired) Lawrence Frederick Nelson Ommanney, R.N. (4 February, 1891 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a Royal Navy Captain.

Ommanney was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1913.[1]

Ommanney was appointed to the battlecruiser Queen Mary on 13 October, 1913. He was fortunate to be appointed to the Acheron Class destroyer Oak on 8 July, 1915, as this spared him dying when Queen Mary was blown up at the Battle of Jutland.

On 4 October, 1916, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Itchen.

Ommanney was Lieutenant in Command of the destroyer Christopher on 16 August, 1917.[2]

Post-War

Ommanney was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1921.

Ommanney was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1926.

World War II

Ommanney was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 4 February, 1941.

He reverted to the Retired List on 16 September, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maxwell N. Williamson-Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Itchen
4 Oct, 1916[3] – 6 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Cavaye
Preceded by
William H. Sandford
Captain of H.M.S. Exe
6 Apr, 1917[4] – 16 Aug, 1917
Succeeded by
Harold S. Gillett
Preceded by
Frederic T. Peters
Captain of H.M.S. Christopher
16 Aug, 1917[5] – 5 May, 1919
Succeeded by
Reginald W. English
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Sterling
5 May, 1919 – 11 Jul, 1919
Succeeded by
Francis T. Hare
Preceded by
Reginald W. English
Captain of H.M.S. Christopher
11 Jul, 1919 – 9 Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerald H. Thomson
Captain of H.M.S. Sparrowhawk
Nov, 1919 – c. late Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Sydney Hopkins
Preceded by
Harold W. Fawcett
Captain of H.M.S. Auricula
3 Jan, 1920 – 19 Mar, 1920
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
The Hon. George Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Walker
20 Jul, 1922[6] – 8 Apr, 1924
Succeeded by
Eric P. Vivian
Preceded by
Delorest J. D. Noble
Captain of H.M.S. Scotsman
10 Jul, 1924 – 21 Aug, 1924
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson
Preceded by
Donal S. McGrath
Captain of H.M.S. Venomous
13 Dec, 1924[7] – Jan, 1927
Succeeded by
Cecil A. N. Chatwin
Preceded by
John M. Porter
Captain of H.M.S. Serapis
9 Feb, 1931 – 14 Feb, 1932
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ralph Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. Witch
14 Feb, 1932[8] – Apr, 1933
Succeeded by
Bernard A. W. Warburton-Lee
Preceded by
Ernest R. Archer
Captain of H.M.S. Constance
28 Jul, 1934 – 16 Feb, 1935
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Assistant Captain of Chatham Dockyard
2 Mar, 1938 – 15 Aug, 1941
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Cecil S. Sandford
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
15 Aug, 1941 – 10 Mar, 1943
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 84.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 757.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395n.
  4. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 393s.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 757.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 840.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 280.
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 293.