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{{CaptRN}} '''William Keith Dene Dowding''', (28 November, 1891 – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
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{{CaptRN}} '''William Keith Dene Dowding''', D.S.C. (28 November, 1891 – ) served in the [[Royal Navy]].
  
 
==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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The son of Army Chaplain William B. Dowding.
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Dowding was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 15 November, 1913.  On 25 July 1914, he was appointed to {{UK-KingEdwardVII}} as assistant navigator, but it appears he was sent to {{UK-Albemarle}} for the Test Mobilisation.
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From October 1914 to October 1915, he was back in ''King Edward VII'' as navigating officer.  Upon leaving her, he was assigned to the {{UK-MarshalSoult|f=t}}, which was still being completed at the Tyne.  He served as her navigator from her commissioning through 21 November, 1916.
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In 1919 through 1920, he commanded a series of trawlers engaged in mine clearance work.
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Dowding was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRN}} on 15 November, 1921.
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Dowding was promoted to the rank of {{CommRN}} on 30 June, 1927.
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Dowding was promoted to the rank of {{CaptRN}} on 30 June, 1935. 
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==World War II==
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He was reported sick on shore with the flu on 27 January 1943.
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Dowding was placed on the Retired List on 7 July, 1944.
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==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:32, 22 July 2019

Captain William Keith Dene Dowding, D.S.C. (28 November, 1891 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Army Chaplain William B. Dowding.

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1913. On 25 July 1914, he was appointed to King Edward VII as assistant navigator, but it appears he was sent to Albemarle for the Test Mobilisation.

From October 1914 to October 1915, he was back in King Edward VII as navigating officer. Upon leaving her, he was assigned to the monitor Marshal Soult, which was still being completed at the Tyne. He served as her navigator from her commissioning through 21 November, 1916.

In 1919 through 1920, he commanded a series of trawlers engaged in mine clearance work.

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1921.

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1927.

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1935.

World War II

He was reported sick on shore with the flu on 27 January 1943.

Dowding was placed on the Retired List on 7 July, 1944.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Harpenden
19 Jan, 1919[1] – 1 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
William Smalley
Preceded by
Francis A. Marten
Captain of H.M.S. Victory
27 Sep, 1934[2]
Succeeded by
William E. C. Tait
Preceded by
Arthur R. Halfhide
Captain of H.M.S. Tarantula
15 Oct, 1936 – 20 Aug, 1937
Succeeded by
John S. Dalison
Preceded by
Geoffrey S. Arbuthnot
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
25 Aug, 1939 – 27 Aug, 1939
Succeeded by
Henry B. Rawlings
Preceded by
?
Naval Officer in Charge, Kirkwall
4 Sep, 1940 – 1 Feb, 1941
Succeeded by
Malcolm Murray

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 809.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 286.