Warren Hastings D'Oyly

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Vice-Admiral Warren Hastings D'Oyly, Royal Navy, Retired (3 August, 1867 – 22 March, 1950) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Born in Bhangulpore India, D'Oyly was the third son of Sir Warren Hastings D'oyly, tenth baronet.[1] By the time he joined the Navy, he was listing his grandfather, Sir F. Halliday, K.C.B. as his guardian.[2]

D'Oyly gained two months' time on passing out of Britannia.

D'Oyly was promoted to Lieutenant on 30 June, 1891.[3]

D'Oyly was appointed in command of the gunboat Thrush on 1 December, 1899. He assumed command when she commissioned on 10 January, 1900 for service on the Cape of Good Hope Station. He would distinguish himself in command of Thrush in support of the Gambia Expeditionary Force on the Niger River in February, 1902. He was invalided from command in mid-1902 and specially promoted to Commander on 26 June, 1902. He would not be found fit until 24 October.[4]

D'Oyly was promoted to Captain on 30 June, 1908.[5]

He married Sylvia Agnes Alicia Hart in 1912.[6]

In November 1912, D'Oyly was appointed in command of Lancaster.

In August 1915, he assumed command of the armoured cruiser Donegal.

D'Oyly was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 September, 1919 and placed on the Retired List the following day at his own request.[7]

D'Oyly was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 18 January, 1925.[8]

D'Oyly died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

Bibliography

  • "Vice-Admiral W. H. D'Oyly" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 27 March, 1950. Issue 51650, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James W. Pochin
Captain of H.M.S. Thrush
1 Dec, 1899[9][10] – 31 Jul, 1902[11]
Succeeded by
Hector L. Watts-Jones
Preceded by
Edmund H. Smith
Captain of H.M.S. Pegasus
19 Jan, 1905[12][13] – 5 Jan, 1907[14]
Succeeded by
George C. Quayle
Preceded by
William J. Grogan
as Captain of H.M.S. Black Prince
Captain of H.M.S. Emerald
1 Aug, 1907[15] – 1 Sep, 1908[16]
Succeeded by
Arthur T. Taylor
Preceded by
Charles F. Corbett
Captain of H.M.S. Blake
2 Aug, 1910[17][18] – 10 Aug, 1912[19]
Succeeded by
Harry L. d'E. Skipwith
Preceded by
William F. Slayter
Captain of H.M.S. Carnarvon
10 Aug, 1912[20] – 5 Nov, 1912[21]
Succeeded by
Walter M. Ellerton
Preceded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Captain of H.M.S. Lancaster
5 Nov, 1912[22][23] – 29 Jul, 1915[24]
Succeeded by
John R. Segrave
Preceded by
Charles D. Carpendale
Captain of H.M.S. Donegal
7 Aug, 1915[25][26] – late 1917[27]
Succeeded by
Charles A. Fountaine
 

Footnotes

  1. Times obituary.
  2. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  3. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  4. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 22.
  6. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  7. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  8. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  9. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  10. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 307.
  11. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  12. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  13. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 353.
  14. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  15. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  16. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  17. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  18. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 284.
  19. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  20. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  21. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  22. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  23. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 395j.
  24. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  25. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.
  26. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 393d.
  27. D'Oyly Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/412. f. 493.