Robert Gordon Douglas Dewar

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Robert Gordon Douglas Dewar, R.N. (6 December, 1874 – 24 August, 1948) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1896.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1907.[2]

He was appointed in command of Ganges II on 24 February, 1911. Castigated for prosecuting a Court Martial at Shotley badly in 1911, Dewar was superseded on 10 May, 1912.[3]

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1913.[4]

Great War

Dewar was appointed command of the second class protected cruiser Venus on 1 August, 1914.[5]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Berwick on 22 October, 1918.[6]

Post-War

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 August, 1924 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[7]

Dewar was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 26 May, 1929.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Albert S. Lafone
Captain of H.M.S. Sunfish
19 Apr, 1900[9][10] – Jan, 1902[11]
Succeeded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Preceded by
Cecil S. Hickley
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
Jan, 1902[12] – 1902[13]
Succeeded by
George J. Todd
Preceded by
Norman H. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Hardy
c. Apr, 1902[14][15]c. Aug, 1902[16]
Succeeded by
George G. Codrington
Preceded by
Hugh Gaultier-Coghill Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
1 Aug, 1914[17][18] – Oct, 1917[19]
Succeeded by
Lancelot N. Turton
Preceded by
David T. Norris
Captain of H.M.S. Euryalus
Oct, 1917[20] – Feb, 1918[21]
Succeeded by
Francis E. M. Garforth
Preceded by
Richard G. A. W. Stapleton-Cotton
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
22 Oct, 1918[22][23] – 20 Aug, 1919[24]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Caulfieid

Footnotes

  1. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 21.
  3. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  4. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 388.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1918). pp. 740-741.
  7. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  8. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  9. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 304a.
  11. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  12. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  13. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  14. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 14 March 1902. (36715), p. 9.
  15. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  16. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  17. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  18. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398r.
  19. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  20. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  21. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  22. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.
  23. The Navy List. (June, 1919). pp. 740-741.
  24. Dewar Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43/463. f. 517.