Norman Warren Fisher

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Commander Norman Warren Fisher, O.B.E. (26 April, 1907 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Fisher was the son of Sir N. F. Warren Fisher, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.[1]

Fisher survived two submarine disasters early in his career. He was serving as acting Sub-Lieutenant in L 12 when she rammed and sank H 47 in exercises in the Irish Sea on 9 July 1929. Fisher was thrown overboard by the collision which dragged his submarine down, and was recovered after twenty minutes in the water. He later served in Poseidon when she was rammed and sunk by a steamer near China on 9 June, 1931 with the loss of 20 men.[2]

He was awarded the Ogilvy Medal for the year 1935 for receiving the highest examinations in qualifying for Lieutenant (T).[3]

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 January, 1938.[4]

Fisher was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1943.[5]

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Bibliography

Footnotes

  1. "Lieutenant N. W. Fisher." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 01, 1935; pg. 25; Issue 47104.
  2. "Lieutenant N. W. Fisher." The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 01, 1935; pg. 25; Issue 47104.
  3. "Prize Awards." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jun 15, 1935; pg. 7; Issue 47091.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 29.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1944). p. 59.