Admiral Sir Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton KCB

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Frederick Hew George Dalrymple-Hamilton

Death: Died
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Son of Hon. North de Coigny Dalrymple-Hamilton and Marcia Kathleen Anne Liddell
Husband of Gwendolen Dalrymple-Hamilton
Father of North Edward Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton, CVO, MBE, DSC; <private> Dalrymple-Hamilton and <private> Laing (Dalrymple-Hamilton)

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About Admiral Sir Frederick Dalrymple-Hamilton KCB

Admiral Sir Frederick Hew George Dalrymple-Hamilton KCB (27 March 1890 – 26 December 1974) was a British naval officer who served in World War I and World War II.

Naval career

Dalrymple-Hamilton was the son of Col Hon. North de Coigny Dalrymple-Hamilton, MVO, of Bargany, Girvan, Ayrshire, and the grandson of the 10th Earl of Stair. He joined the Royal Navy in 1905 and served in World War I. Promoted to Captain in 1931, he was appointed Captain (Destroyers) for the 4th Destroyer Squadron in 1933 and Captain of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1936.

From 1939 to 1941 he commanded the battleship HMS Rodney and while in command he took part in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck. He was appointed Admiral Commanding Iceland in 1941 and Naval Secretary in 1942. He became Commander of the 10th Cruiser Squadron and Second-in-Command of the Home Fleet in 1944 flying his flag in HMS Belfast in June 1944 during the D-Day landings at Normandy. A few months later commanded the escorts of several Arctic convoys as well as the British forces involved in the inconclusive Action of 28 January 1945. He went on to be Vice-Admiral Malta and Flag Officer, Central Mediterranean in April 1945.

After the War he was appointed Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland and then, from 1948, Admiral at the British Joint Services Mission in Washington D. C.


He married Gwendolen Peek in 1918 (died 1974); they had one son and two daughters.

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