Douglas Fisher (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Douglas Fisher
Admiral Douglas Fisher on HMS Duke of York 1942 IWM A 12142.jpg
Rear Admiral Fisher on the quarterdeck of HMS Duke of York, October 1942
Born 23 October 1890
Died 4 October 1963 (1963-10-05) (aged 72)
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1907–1949
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Warspite
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Admiral Sir Douglas Blake Fisher KCB KBE (23 October 1890 – 4 October 1963) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Fourth Sea Lord.

Naval career[edit]

Fisher joined the Royal Navy as a Midshipman in 1907 and served in World War I.[1] He was appointed Captain of the Fleet for the Home Fleet in 1938.[1] He also served in World War II commanding the battleship HMS Warspite from 1940 and then taking part in the Arctic Convoys from 1942 before becoming Rear Admiral, Fleet Train for the British Pacific Fleet in 1944 and then Flag Officer, Western Area, British Pacific Fleet in 1945.[1] After the War he became Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport and then retired as a full Admiral in 1949.[2]


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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Arthur Palliser
Fourth Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Herbert Packer