Vincent Lewin Bowring

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Captain Vincent Lewin Bowring (5 May, 1875 – 23 February, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Bowring was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1896.[1]

Bowring was appointed in command of the destroyer Lightning on 30 May, 1903.[2] He was found responsible for a collision with Peterel in 1904. Though he received a favourable inspection of the destroyer in December, 1904, Rear-Admiral (D) offered that he did not consider Bowring "suitable for command of a destroyer" in May of 1905.[3]

In 1908, Bowring received the recommendation of R/A Percy Scott and was praised by Captain Robert John Prendergast for his prompt and seamanlike reaction when a cable parted in Carnarvon, crediting the Lieutenant with thereby avoiding a collision with H.M.S. Devonshire.[4]

Bowring was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1909.[5]

Bowring was appointed in command of the destroyer Violet on 14 August, 1913.[6]

Great War

He was appointed in command of the battleship Agincourt on 25 June, 1919.[7]

Bowring was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 5 May, 1921.[8]

Bowring died on influenza in 1951.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lawrence H. Richardson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 102
3 Apr, 1899[9][10] – 6 Feb, 1901[11]
Succeeded by
Walter R. G. Petre
Preceded by
Rowland H. Bather
Captain of H.M.S. Lightning
19 Jun, 1903[12] – 14 Dec, 1904[13]
Succeeded by
Ernest G. W. Davidson
Preceded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
14 Aug, 1913[14][15] – 6 Jan, 1915[16]
Succeeded by
Archibald C. Bucknell
Preceded by
Arthur K. Betty
Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
6 Jan, 1915[17] – 22 Jan, 1915[18]
Succeeded by
William D. Irvin
Preceded by
William D. Irvin
Captain of H.M. T.B. 35
? – 6 Feb, 1915[19]
Succeeded by
William D. Irvin
Preceded by
Charles W. Bruton
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
23 Mar, 1915[20][21] – 8 Oct, 1915[22]
Succeeded by
Martin E. Nasmith
Preceded by
Richard F. H. Hartland-Mahon
Captain of H.M.S. Patia
8 Oct, 1915[23] – 19 Sep, 1916[24]
Succeeded by
William G. Howard
Preceded by
R. Cecil Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Agincourt
25 Jun, 1919[25][26] – 1 Apr, 1920[27]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Wednesday, 6 May, 1903. Issue 37073, col E, p. 12.
  3. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  4. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  5. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 23.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  7. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 725.
  8. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  9. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1900). p. 268.
  11. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  12. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  13. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  14. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 394.
  16. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  17. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  18. Ship Log at naval-history.net.
  19. Ship Log at naval-history.net.
  20. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  21. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401d.
  22. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  23. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  24. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  25. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.
  26. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 725.
  27. Bowring Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/66. f. 74.