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Rear-Admiral Derek James Anthony MBE (2 November 1947 − 19 March 2019) was a Royal Navy officer, who became Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland.

Derek Anthony
Born(1947-11-02)2 November 1947
Died19 March 2019(2019-03-19) (aged 71)
Ashford, Kent, South East England
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service1966 - 2003
Commands heldHMS Onslaught
HMS Warspite
HMS Cumberland
Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland
AwardsMember of the Order of the British Empire

Naval careerEdit

Anthony joined the Royal Navy in 1966.[1] After qualifying as a submariner and being given command of the submarines HMS Onslaught and then HMS Warspite, he became captain of the frigate HMS Cumberland in 1991.[2] He was appointed Director of Naval Service Conditions at the Ministry of Defence in 1993; Deputy Flag Officer Submarines in 1996; and, naval attaché in Washington D. C. in 1997, before becoming Flag Officer, Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland in 2000 and retiring in 2003.[3]

In retirement, he became Clerk of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.[1]


He was married to Denyse and had two married daughters. He died on 19 March 2019, aged 71.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Association of Royal Navy Officers
  2. ^ Captains of Royal Navy Warships Archived July 14, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Listing compiled by historian Colin Mackie Archived March 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Derek James Anthony". The Times. 23 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Gregory
Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Nick Harris