James Godfrey Wood Deneys

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Commander (retired) James Godfrey Wood Deneys, D.S.O., O.B.E. (30 July, 1897 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Deneys was a special entry to the Training Establishment, joining R.N. College, Keyham from Haileybury in September 1915, passing out as cadet captain and number two of sixty-three overall.[1] He listed Commander R. Myburgh as his guardian. Upon passing out on 1 February 1916, he was appointed to the armoured cruiser Shannon. He served in her until being sent to Vernon for a ten-day Torpedo Control course.[2]

He then served in the destroyer Tourmaline until the end of July and then went to Dolphin for a course in submarines. On the last day of the war, he was appointed to the D 4.[3]

Deneys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1919.[4]

Deneys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1927.[5]

In mid-December 1936, he was treated at Haslar Hospital for a tooth disease.

On 24 March 1937, some shells from Warspite's gun trials fell near the S.S. Highland Monarch. Deneys was blamed for having allowed the ship to fire when visibility did not permit the fall of shot at extreme elevation to be observed.[6]

World War II

Deneys was placed on the Retired List on account of age at the rank of Commander on 30 July, 1942.[7]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William L. Berridge
Captain of H.M.S. R 10
15 Oct, 1924[8][9] – 20 Jul, 1926[10]
Succeeded by
John P. Apps
Preceded by
Harold E. Spragge
Captain of H.M.S. L 7
1 Aug, 1928[11] – 11 Aug, 1928[12]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John D. de M. Leathes
Captain of H.M.S. L 52
11 Aug, 1928[13][14] – 1 Apr, 1930[15]
Succeeded by
Garth H. F. Owles
Preceded by
Tom D. K. Williams
Captain of H.M.S. L 23
30 Dec, 1930[16] – 31 Dec, 1931[17]
Succeeded by
Thomas J. T. C. Jenks
Preceded by
Angus D. Nicholl
Captain of H.M.S. Vidette
30 Jul, 1932[18] – 1933
Succeeded by
Cecil W. May
Preceded by
Charles W. V. T. S. Lepper
Captain of H.M.S. Tyrant
19 Dec, 1934[19][20] – 30 Mar, 1938[21]
Succeeded by
Vessel Sold
Preceded by
Loben E. H. Maund
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
8 May, 1938[22] – 28 Sep, 1938[23]
Succeeded by
James G. W. Deneys
Preceded by
Cyril F. Tower
Captain of H.M.S. Vanessa
28 Sep, 1938[24] – 17 Oct, 1938[25]
Succeeded by
John H. Plumer
Preceded by
James G. W. Deneys
Captain of H.M.S. Danae
20 Oct, 1938[26] – 28 Oct, 1938[27]
Succeeded by
Alfred C. Collinson
Preceded by
Thomas L. Bratt
Captain of H.M.S. Vanoc
9 Feb, 1939[28][29] – 15 Dec, 1941
Succeeded by
Charles F. H. Churchill

Footnotes

  1. "Command of the Tyrant." The Times (London, England), 19 Dec. 1934, p. 25.
  2. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  3. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  4. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  5. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  6. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  7. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  8. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  9. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 261.
  10. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  11. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  12. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  13. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  14. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 250.
  15. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  16. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  17. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 286.
  19. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 281.
  21. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  22. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  23. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  24. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  25. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  26. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  27. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  28. Deneys Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/123/79. f. 79.
  29. Uboat.net page on the ship.