Victor Edward John Brenton von Donop

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Lieutenant Victor Edward John Brenton von Donop, (9 April, 1844 – 12 February, 1881) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The eldest son of Vice-Admiral Edward Pelham Brenton von Donop.

Donop entered the Navy for training in Illustrious, but was moved to the new H.M.S. Britannia when it started up.

Donop was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 11 September, 1866.

He was appointed in command of the composite gunboat Decoy in September, 1878. Resuming command of the ship after some paid leave, von Donop was washed overboard in a gale and drowned on passage to Malta in February, 1881. He was thirty-six years old.[1]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Hayes
Captain of H.M.S. Decoy
10 Sep, 1878[2] – 16 Jul, 1880
Succeeded by
George P. Henderson
Preceded by
George P. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Decoy
23 Sep, 1880 – 12 Feb, 1881
Succeeded by
William Ricketts


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Feb 16, 1881; pg. 10; Issue 30119.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 204.