Herbert Ward Dowding

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Herbert Ward Dowding (11 April, 1843 – 11 May, 1915) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 18 September, 1865.

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Commander on 25 March, 1878.

Dowding submitted an essay to the Royal United Service Institution's competition of 1885 exploring the impact of the introduction on the ram, mine and torpedo on various aspects of naval training and operations. His work received honourable mention, but not the Gold Medal.[1]

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1885.

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1899.

Dowding was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 October, 1904.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Osprey
19 Sep, 1882[2]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Gissing
Preceded by
Tynte F. Hammill
Naval Member of the Ordnance Committee
15 Apr, 1887[3]
Succeeded by
Archibald L. Douglas
Preceded by
Lewis A. Beaumont
Captain of H.M.S. Canada
6 Oct, 1889[4] – Dec, 1892[5][6]
Succeeded by
William Wilson
Preceded by
Richard H. Hamond
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
11 Jul, 1893[7] – 10 Aug, 1893[8]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Boys
Preceded by
George T. H. Boyes
Captain of H.M.S. Anson
12 Sep, 1893[9]
Succeeded by
William F. S. Mann
Preceded by
Thomas S. Jackson
Commodore-in-Charge, Jamaica
4 Sep, 1895[10] – Apr, 1898[11]
Succeeded by
William H. Henderson

Footnotes

  1. "Royal United Service Institution." The Times (London, England), 8 Mar. 1886, p. 8.
  2. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 228.
  3. Dowding Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/36. f. 329.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 209.
  5. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 209.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 208.
  7. Dowding Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15/367. f. ?.
  8. Dowding Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/15/367. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 198.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 356.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.