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Radcliffe, A.V.
to
Russell, G.

 
A.V. Radcliffe  to  G. Russell
Radcliffe,
Albert Victor
A.V. Radcliffe
?
-
[1959 still alive]
Lt.
02.04.1917
Lt.Cdr.
02.04.1925
Cdr.
31.12.1932
Capt.
31.12.1939 (reld 1945/46)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
(07.1945?)


HMS Fervent (RN base, Ramsgate)
25.10.1944
-
(04.1946)
RNR ADC to the King
Radford,
Thomas George
T.G. Radford
?
-
1989
Prob. S.Lt.
01.02.1939
S.Lt.
?, seniority 01.02.1939
Lt.
20.05.1940
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld 1945/46)
Lt.Cdr.
20.05.1948 (retd 27.06.1958)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
1940s
?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
11.02.1958
?
1929


going to sea as an apprentice in the Merchant Navy
(04.1940)


HMS Revenge (battleship) *
01.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
First Lieutenant, HMS White Bear (auxiliary surveying vessel)
25.08.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Genista (corvette)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Published: Captain Radford's diary (1992).
Rainey,
Thomas Alfred
T.A. Rainey (Photo courtesy of Mr John Miles)
Son of Thomas Rainey, and Annie Mccluggage Rainey.
Married ((03?).1908, Southampton district, Hampshire) Dorothy Treleavon Jones; ... children.
10.09.1879
Kirconriola, Antrim, Ireland
-
30.12.1955
The Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester (formerly of Kingsworthy, Hampshire)
Prob. T/Lt. 31.07.1940 (reld > 10.1942, < 12.1942)
Served Merchant Navy (2nd Mate's Certificate, 18.11.1905; 1st Mate's Certificate, 24.03.1908; Master's Certificate, 05.07.1912). Gained civil aviator's licence (No. 474) taken on a Bristol Biplane at the Eastbourne Aviation School, 02.05.1913.
Served WWI as a RNAS pilot in 1914, interned and escaped from The Netherlands and served in the Eastern Mediterranean.
31.07.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport) (additional; for miscellaneous services)
12.03.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Eaglet (RN base, Liverpool) (additional; for various services)
Rainforth,
Stanley
S. Rainforth
Son (with four brothers) of James William Rainforth (1873-1955), and Eleanor Bertha Herzberg (1873-1945).
Married ((12?).1926, Sculcoates district, East Riding of Yorkshire) Eileen Mary Clubley (07.02.1908 - 1989); one son.
(03?).1901
Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
-
09.01.1962
Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire
T/Lt. 13.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy (2nd Mate's Certificate, 03.08.1923).
13.12.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Badger (RN base, Harwich)
25.02.1941 - (02.)1942 HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)
(04.1942)     no appointment listed
(06.1942) - (02.1943) HMS Helicon (RN base, Aultbea) *
(04.1943) - (06.1944) HMS Secuta *
(10.1944) - (07.1945) no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rankin,
James Gavin
J.G. Rankin
03.10.1902
-
02.1985
Southam district, Warwickshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 14.02.1940
T/Lt. 15.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 10.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 26.01.1943 escort Russian convoy 07.42 [investiture 16.02.43]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.05.1943 Operation Torch
29.02.1940 - (10.1940) Commanding Officer, HMS Lady Elsa (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
03.01.1941 - 04.01.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Dianella (corvette) (DSC, despatches)
10.01.1943 - 06.1945 Commanding Officer, HMS Trent (frigate)
(07.1945)     HMS Highflyer (RN base, Trincomalee) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rattray,
James Thomson
J.T. Rattray
16.10.1897
Forfar
-
1943
Paym.S.Lt.
01.08.1928
Paym.Lt. (Reg Cl)
01.08.1930
Paym.Lt.Cdr.
(Reg Cl)
01.08.1938
19.08.1913


for registration as Temporary Boy Clerk, Civil Service
30.11.1920


transfer as Assistant Clerk (Abstractor Class) from Admiralty to Board of Trade
1928?
-
1943
Office of Registrar of RNR, Glasgow
Rayer,
Samuel
S. Rayer

27.12.1890
Cardiff district, Glamorgan / Monmouthshire
-
(12?).1973
Mid Glamorgan district,  Glamorganshire / Wales
T/S.Lt. RNVR ?
T/Lt. RNVR 12.09.1917
T/Lt. 08.09.1918 (reld 1919?)
T/Lt. 13.11.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 13.08.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [investiture 03.11.42]

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 20.09.1918 minesweeping operations 01-06.18
Mention in Despatches MID 17.04.1918 minesweeping operations 04-12.17
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1941 New Year 41
Mention in Despatches MID 01.01.1942 New Year 42
World War I     served on minesweeping operations (DSC, despatches)
Bristol Channel pilot.
30.11.1939 - (04.)1940 HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
1940 - 1940 Commanding Officer, HMS St Melante (minesweeping trawler) (despatches)
13.08.1940 - (02.)1941 HMS Defiance (torpedo school ship, Devonport)
01.06.1941 - (08.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Moonrise (minesweeping trawler) (OBE, despatches)
18.09.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Porcupine (landing craft base, Stokes Bay, Portsmouth)
10.1944 - (01.)1945 HMS St Clement (Combined Operations base, Coal House Fort, Tilbury, Essex)(for landing craft duties)
(07.1945)     HMS Onset (Combined Operations base, Birkenhead) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Reed,
Arthur Hugh Benton
A.H.B. Reed
(03?).1891
Southampton, Hampshire
-
T/Lt.Cdr. (E)
25.09.1939

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
27.12.1940
good services action with German raider
      officer holding temporary commission under T.124X agreements:
(1940)     HMS Alcantara
25.08.1943 - 29.06.1944 HMS Speaker (escort carrier)
19.08.1944 - (07.1945) HMS Ameer (escort carrier)
Reed,
William Hector
W.H. Reed
?
-
T/Paym.Lt. 03.05.1940
T/Lt.Cdr. (S) 01.08.1944 (reld < 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Military Division) MBE 01.01.1944 New Year 44 [investiture 03.07.45]
      offficer holding temporary commission under T.124X agreements:
01.07.1940 - (10.)1943 HMS Agamemnon (auxiliary minelayer)
24.11.1943 - (07.)1945 HMS Trouncer (escort carrier)
(10.1945)     HMS Mersey (T124.X depot, Liverpool) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rennison,
Cyril Patrick
C.P. Rennison (Photo courtesy of Mr Edward Trivigino)
16.03.1907
-
02.1989
Bolton district, Lancashire / Lincolnshire
T/Lt.
01.07.1941 (reld > 04.1946)
01.07.1941
-
(07.1945)
Trade Convoy Plotting Room, Trade Division, Admiralty [HMS President] (routeing & convoy plans of defensively armed merchant ships)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
Renny,
Frederick Thomas
F.T. Renny
1904 ?
-
30.01.1943
(KIA) [age 39]
[Chatham Naval Memorial]
S.Lt.
18.12.1929
Lt.
18.12.1932
Lt.Cdr.
?

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.08.1940
Dunkirk

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
16.03.1943
Operation Torch
Mention in Despatches MID
07.04.1942
convoy destroyed 3 submarines Western Approaches 12.41
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
(06.1940)


Skoot Hondsrug
27.05.1941
-
30.01.1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Samphire (corvette)
Renwick,
James
J. Renwick (Photo courtesy of Mr Bill Macdonald)
?
-
T/Lt. 29.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943

Distinguished Service Order

DSO 27.01.1942 sinking U-boat 16.11.41 [investiture 10.03.42]
06.1940 - late 1940 Commandng Officer, HMS Ayrshire (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
... - ... ...
(10.1941) - 25.04.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS Marigold (Flower class corvette)
... - ... ...
17.05.1943 - 06.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Saxifrage (Flower class corvette)
(10.1944) - (04.1945) no appointment listed
06.1945 - 30.09.1946 Commanding Officer, HM LST 3001 (landing ship tank)
Reynolds,
Cyril Charles
H.W. Reynolds
18.04.1911 ?
Cardiff, Glamorgan ?
-
04.11.1972 ?
Gravesend, Kent ?
Prob. T/Lt. 21.04.1941
T/Lt. 1942?, seniority 21.04.1941
T/A/Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1943-16.02.1944,
> 01.1945, < 07.1945 (reld > 07.1945, < 04.1946)

Mention in Despatches

MID 01.08.1944 Operation Shingle (Anzio landings 22.01.44)
(06.1941)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
24.07.1941 - (10.)1942 HMS Karanja (landing ship, infantry)
(12.1942)     no appointment listed
01.01.1943 - 08.1943 Commanding Officer, HM LST 42 (landing ship, tank) [initially at HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA)]
08.1943 - 16.02.1944 Commanding Officer, HM LST 418 (landing ship, tank) (despatches) (torpedoed & sunk by U-230 off Anzio)
25.05.1944 - (06.)1944 an Assistant to Director of Naval Ordnance, Naval Ordnance Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
21.08.1944 - (07.1945) Torpedoes and Mining Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rhimes,
Richard Blundell
R.B. Rhimes
06.11.1908
-
28.01.1959
Skpr.
01.07.1940 [WS 3496]
?, seniority 01.05.1940 (retd 10.03.1952)
A/Ch.Skpr.
16.07.1945 (reld from active service < 04.1946)
(02.1941)


HMS Lord Plender (anti-submarine warfare trawler) *
(12.1941)


no appointment listed
05.07.1942
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Sphene (anti-submarine warfare trawler)
08.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HM HDML 1276 (harbour defence motor launch)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Rhodes,
Alec Gordon

A.G. Rhodes
26.07.1927
-
 
... ...
T/Midsh. 05.01.1945
A/S.Lt. RN ?
S.Lt. RN 10.02.1948, seniority 26.07.1947
Lt. RN 26.07.1949
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne? [unclear; might concern RNVR officer A.G. Rhodes].
... - ... ...
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
... - ... ...
Lt.Cdr., New Zealand Navy.
Rhodes,
Paul Levick
P.L. Rhodes
Son of John Walter Rhodes, and Helena Kate Walton Levick, of Leeds.

30.04.1924
Dewsbury district, West (Riding of) Yorkshire
-
10.11.1942
(MPK) [age18]
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 65, 3]
T/Midsh. 09.05.1941
20.11.1941 - (12.1941) HMS Wolsey (destroyer)
1942 - 10.11.1942 HMS Martin (destroyer) (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-431 off Algeria)
Riggall,
Albert
A. Riggall
?
-
T/Skpr. 04.06.1940 (reld 1941)
      officer holding temporary commission under T.124 agreements:
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
(02.1941)     no appointment listed
Riley,
Richard James Fox
R.J.F. Riley
25.09.1918
-
09.2001
Worthing district, West Sussex
T/A/Lt.
?
T/Lt.
14.12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St ? ?
Atlantic Star Atl St ? & N Africa Bar 42/43
Africa Star Afr St ? & France & Germany Bar
Burma Star Bur St ? ?
Italy Satr It St ? ?
War Medal 1939-1945 WM ? ?
08.10.1944
-
(10.)1944
HMS Ulysses (destroyer)
29.11.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Pytchley (destroyer)
Published:  Stanford's sailing companion (with F.S. Campbell, 1972); Stanford's voyaging companion (1976)
Risberg,
Egil
A. Riggall
Son (with one brother) of Olav Risberg (1883-1934), and Ingeborg gift Risberg (1884-).
Married ... Hjortnes; two children.
13.11.1908
Elverum, Hedmark, Norway
-
17.12.1982
Prob. T/Lt. 19.01.1942
T/Lt. 1943?, seniority 19.01.1942
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 01.1945, < 04.1945
(02.1942) - (04.1942) no appointment listed
18.05.1942 - (08.)1942 HMS Lyme Regis (Bangor class minesweeper)
01.08.1942 - (12.1943) HM BYMS 55 (British Yard minesweeper)
16.01.1944 - (02.)1944 HMS Asbury (accommodation, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA) (for B.A.M. 100 class)
11.02.1944 - (07.)1945 HMS Saker (British Admiralty Delegation, Washington, DC, USA) (for HMS Saker, accommodation barracks, New York)
(10.1945)     no appointment listed
(04.1946)     Admiralty [HMS President] *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robb,
Alexander
A. Robb
?
-
Skpr.Lt.
30.06.1940 [WS 2548]
28.08.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Grampian (minesweeping trawler)
06.1941
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Avanturine (minesweeping trawler)
Robb,
David Douglas
D.D. Robb
Married ((06?).1926, Nantwich district, Cheshire) Dorothea A. Connor; ... children.
(09?).1895
South Stoneham district, Hampshire
-
(03?).1954
Southampton district, Hampshire
T/Lt. (E) 20.01.1942
T/Lt.Cdr. (E) 05.02.1943 (reld < 04.1946)

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC 16.08.1940 Dunkirk 06.40 [investiture 01.04.41]
Served Merchant Navy. Chief Engineer, HM Hospital Carrier "Isle of Guernsey" (DSC).
22.01.1942 - (08.)1943 HMS Isle of Sark (auxiliary training ship for RDF training)
20.08.1943 - 11.01.1944 HMS Chaser (escort carrier)
(04.1944) - (01.1945) no appointment listed
26.01.1945 - (07.1945) HMS Isle of Sark (auxiliary training ship for RDF training)
Robb,
Thomas
T. Robb (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Jaques)
10.01.1893
-
(06?).1971
Carlisle district
T/Lt.
01.05.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
< 07.1945 (reld < 04.1946)



served in RNR during World War I
20.03.1940
-
(12.1941)
Commanding Officer, HMS Barnstone (boom defence vessel)
04.1942
-
(02.)1943
[First Lieutenant?], HMS Barcross (boom defence vessel)
03.05.1943
-
(06.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Barholm (boom defence vessel)
25.06.1943
-
(12.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Barnehurst (boom defence vessel)
03.02.1944
-
(06.)1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Barnehurst (boom defence vessel)
10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Baldur III (RN base, Hvitanes, Iceland) (for boom defences)
Roberts,
Francis William Sutton
F.W.S. Roberts
Son of Capt. William E Roberts, and ... Roberts (née ...).
Married (1936); two sons.

Cousin of Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR.
30.07.1906
West Ham district, Essex / Greater London
-
29.07.1992
Prob. S.Lt.
01.12.1930
S.Lt.
1931?, seniority 01.12.1930
Lt.
01.12.1932
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1940 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 30.07.1951)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
04.1943
-
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St
-
-
Atlantic Star Atl St
-
-
Africa Star Afr St
-
& clasp
? ?
?
two other medals (unknown)
01.12.1930
 
 
joined RNR
09.09.1939
-
(02.)1941
HMS Cilicia (armed merchant cruiser)
28.05.1941
-
01.1943
HMS Vindictive (fleet repair ship) (Freetown, Sierra Leone) (in lieu of specialist Navigating Officer)
01.1943
-
13.07.1944
HMS Vindictive (fleet repair ship) (Freetown, Sierra Leone)
08.08.1944
-
(02.1946)
HMS Montclare (for navigation duties)
Served pre-war with and returned post-war to Canadian Pacific Steamships in 1946, retirng on his 60th birthday as Senior Captain/Commodore of the company; commands included the Empresses of Canada, England and Britain as well as various Beavers.
Roberts,
James Edward
J.E. Roberts
?
-
Prob. T/Skpr.
01.09.1940 [TS 841]
T/Skpr.
1941, seniority 01.09.1940
T/A/Ch.Skpr.
27.11.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
17.03.1942
minesweeping North Sea
Mention in Despatches MID
07.12.1943
Operation Antidote (minesweeping Galita to Sousse, Tunisia 05.43)
01.09.1940
-
01.01.1941
HMS Europa (RN base, Lowestoft)
02.01.1941
-
31.03.1943
First Lieutenant, HMS Garola (minesweeping trawler)
01.04.1943
-
(10.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMS Filey Bay (minesweeping trawler)
(07.1945)


HMS Libyan (minesweeping trawler) *
(04.1946)


HMS Carisbrooke (minesweeping trawler) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roberts,
Philip James
P.J. Roberts (Photo courtesy of Mrs Celia Minnaar)
?
-
T/A/Lt. ?
T/Lt. 14.07.1942
... - ... ...
18.08.1942 - (06.1943) HMS Snowflake (corvette)
... - ... ...
Roberts,
William John Pierce
W.J.P. Roberts
?
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1973
Prob. S.Lt.
10.01.1930
S.Lt.
17.07.1933, seniority 10.01.1930
Lt.
23.12.1933
A/Lt.Cdr.
< 12.1941
Lt.Cdr.
23.12.1941 (retd 11.02.1951)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
-
Served Merchant Navy (1939 3rd Officer at SS Empress of Australia).
01.04.1933
 
 
HMS Vivid (RN base, Devonport) (for course)
25.11.1933
 
 
Pangbourne Nautical College
01.10.1939
-
(06.)1943
HMS Alcantara (armed merchant cruiser) (in lieu of specialist Gunnery Officer)
05.11.1943
-
(10.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Lochy (frigate)
(04.1946)
 
 
no appointment listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Robertson,
Arthur Ian
A.I. Robertson (Photo courtesy of Mr Barry Robertson)
Son of J.W. Robertson, MA, Dalbeattie, Scotland.
Unmarried.
22.11.1898
-
24.03.1961
Kenley, Surrey
Lt.
31.12.1923
Lt.Cdr.
31.12.1931
Cdr.
31.12.1938 (mobilized 1940)
Capt.
30.06.1943 (demobilized < 07.1945) (retd 22.11.1953)
Cdre. 2nd cl. (retd)
22.04.1952
CB
01.06.1953
Coronation List 53 [investiture 07.07.53]
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
-
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
23.05.1957
-
Education: Lincoln City School.
Went to sea as apprentice, Prince Line, 12.1912.

1916


entered RNR as midshipman



served 2nd Cruiser Squadron, then in Hydrophone Trawlers; took part in N. Russian Relief Force; demobilized, 12.1918

New Zealand Shipping Company, 1918; was Chief Officer of liner Rangitata at outbreak of war of 1939-1945.

?
-
?
Commander of Humber Escort Force
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
(05.1940)


Naval Berthing Officer, Tilbury, during collapse of Low Countries
06.05.1940
-
(10.1940)
HMS Pembroke IV (base supply organization, Chatham)
(02.1941)


HMS Pembroke IV (base supply organization, Chatham) *
(12.1941)


no appointment listed



in command of various major war vessels: E. Coast Convoy Protection, special service to Persian Gulf, and USA 
03.07.1942
-
10.1942
Commanding Officer, HMS Invicta (in combined operations, Dieppe Raid)
03.10.1942
-
(08.)1943
Commanding Officer, HMS Princess Josephine Charlotte (also combined ops in Force "J"; landed first American troops at Orange Beach, Sicily 1943)
10.1943
-
17.04.1944
Commanding Officer, HMS Patroller (escort aircraft carrier) (USA, worked in Pacific, ferrying aircraft to India, Pearl Harbour)
(10.1944)
 
 
no appointment listed
?
- (11.1944?) Commanding Officer, HMS Lothian (HQ ship) 
01.1945
-
(01.1945)
Merchant Navy Liaison Officer to Flag Officer Fleet Train in Pacific [HMS Montclare (destroyer depot ship)]
Re­joined NZS Co. in command. RNR ADC to King George VI, 1950, to the Queen, 14.06.1950-14.06.1952. Senior Officer on active list of RNR, retired, 1953; Master of RMV Ruahine (18,000 ton liner), New Zealand Shipping Co. Ltd, retired, 1954. Younger Brother of Trinity House, 1942; Member Honourable Company of Master Mariners, 1950. Member Royal Naval Sailing Association.
Robertson,
Arthur John
A.J. Robertson
?
-
T/Lt. (E)
25.09.1939 (reld 05.11.1940; commission terminated)



serving under T.124 agreement
(04.1940)


no posting listed
?
-
05.11.1940
HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
Robertson,
Douglas Muir
D.M. Robertson
Son of Alan Robertson, and Charlotte Georgina Dale Robertson.
Married (11.07.1928, Portsmouth) Daisy Gertrude Barr (14.10.1898 - 03.08.1987); one son.
09.01.1900
Galveston, Texas, USA
-
02.10.1942
(MIA)
[Chatham Naval Memorial, 65, 3]
Eng.Lt. 25.02.1928
Eng.Lt.Cdr. = Lt.Cdr. (E) 25.02.1936
A/Cdr. (E) > 06.1942, < 08.1942
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 1942 -
Victory Medal 39|45 St - -
British War MEdal 1914-1920 BWM 14|20 - -

 

Education: Parkfield School, Liverpool (1909-1912); Tupelo High School, Mississippi, USA (1912-1915); Birkenhead School (1915-1916); Royal Technical College, Glasgow (1917-1918; evening classes); Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh (1920-1921; evening classes).
Apprenticeship: David Rowan and Co., Ltd., Glasgow (1917-1918; 18 months), C. and H. Crichton, Ltd., Liverpool (1920; 7 months), Hawthorns and Co., Ltd., Leith (1921-1922; 19 months).
Served 1918-1919 in H.M. Forces (Royal Tank Corps, A/Sgt. [314192]; fitting and turning I.C. engines), 1920-1927 as marine engineer, City Line (4th Engineer, SS "City of Milan" and "City of Venice" [3 years]; 2nd Engineer, TSMV "Cedarbank" [1 year]; 1st Class B.O.T. Certificate and Motor Ship Endorsement), 1928 as Engineer Lieutenant RNR, 1928-(1930) as Engineering Draughtsman, Liverpool Corporation Electric Supply Department, Liverpool (preparing preliminary lay-outs and specifications, dealing with technical correspondence, checking Contractors' drawings, in connexion with construction of new Base Load Power Station at Clarence Dock, resp. to Chief Technical Assistant).
1928 - 1928 HMS Tiger (battlecruiser; Seagoing Gunnery Firing Ship) (Portsmouth) [3 months]
16.06.1928 - 12.1928 HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean) [for 6 months' training]
12.1939 - (02.)1940 HMS Cochrane (RN base, Rosyth)
(03.1940) - (06.1940) no appointment listed
08.07.1940 - (04.)1942 HMS Boadicea (B class destroyer)
05.1942 - 10.1942 HMS Curacoa (Ceres class cruiser) [ship lost in collision with liner "Queen Mary" off Bloody Foreland]
Robertson,
Harold
H. Robertson H. Robertson
H. Robertson
Son of Charles Robertson, and Winifred A. Dearlove.
Married ((03?).1951, Westminster district, London) Olgalita "Lee" Mayne (11.09.1929 - 07.07.2013), ballerina, daughter of Walter Clifton Mayne (1890-), and Olga ...; one son.
(09?).1921
Eton district, Oxfordshire
-
31.01.1970
New York, USA
Midsh. 12.10.1938
A/S.Lt. 25.07.1941 (dismissed HM Service by sentence of a Court Martial 26.09.1942 *)

* Summary return for Courts Martial at National Archives, Kew (ADM 194/71):
Ship: HMS Philante.
Substance of Charge Preferred: First. With intent to defraud forging a certain document purporting to be an authority to draw money from the Accountant Officer, HMS Beaver. Second. With the intent to defraud, obtaining money from the Base Accountant Officer, HMS Beaver. Third. Absence without leave.
Finding & Sentence: Accused pleaded guilty. Ajudged to be imprisoned for the term of one year and to be dismissed from His Majesty’s Service.

29.08.1939 - (08.)1941 HMS Beagle (destroyer)
03.10.1941 - 09.1942 HMS Landguard (escort)
(09.1942?)     HMS Philante (armed yacht; anti-submarine (training) vessel)
Journalist & writer under the name Terence Robertson. Went to South Africa where he worked for the South African Press Association. Returned to London in 1949 as news editor of the Sunday newspaper Reynolds News. Emigrated to Canada about 1959 and joined the editorial staff of The Hamilton Spectator. Found dead in a New York hotel.
Published (as
Terence Robertson): The golden horseshoe [: the wartime career of Otto Kretschmer, U-Boat ace] (1955); Walker, R.N. : the story of Captain Frederic John Walker C.B., D.S.O. and three Bars, R.N. (1956); The ship with two captains (1957; on submarine HMS Seraph); Channel dash : the drama of twenty-four hours of war (1958); Full speed to heaven (1960; novel); Dieppe : the shame and the glory (1963); Crisis : the inside story of the Suez conspiracy (1965).
Robertson,
John William Baillie
J.W.B. Robertson
Married ((03?).1935, Bournemouth district, Dorset / Hampshire) ... Holmes.
(09?).1898
Lewisham district, Greater London
-
Lt.
30.09.1925
Lt.Cdr.
30.09.1933
Cdr.
30.06.1939
Capt.
30.06.1944 (reld 1945/46)
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
(07.1945)


Sea Transport Department, Admiralty
Robertson,
Terence
see: Robertson,
Harold
 
Robinson,
Albert
A. Robinson
?
-
Skpr. 23.05.1939 [W.S. 2937]
A/Skpr.Lt. [acting rank] > 02.1941, < 12.1941
A/Skpr.Lt. [appointed rank] 01.08.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 21.03.1941 bringing down enemy aircraft 05.02.41 [investiture 20.05.41]
Mention in Despatches MID 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1942 HM's birthday 42 [possibly aboard HMS Zulu (destroyer)]
22.01.1940 - (04.)1940 HMS Stoke City (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (despatches)
23.07.1940 - 13.02.1943 HMS Lady Philomena (anti-submarine warfare trawler) (DSC, despatches)
30.04.1944 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Skomer (minesweeping trawler)
Robinson,
David Samuel
D.S. Robinson
20.12.1888
-
02.01.1972
[Ebford, Topsham, Devon ?]
S.Lt.
1914
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1924
Cdr.
31.12.1931
Capt.
30.06.1938
A/Cdre. 2nd cl.
03.11.1939 (retd [< 07.]1944)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
?
?
Education: Hull Trinity House Navigation School
1913


Master Mariner (extra)
1913


joined Cunard Steamship Company Ltd
1914
-
1918
on active service throughout War War I (light cruisers)

-
1939
continued in Cunard Atlantic passenger service to outbreak of War, serving in Queen Mary and in new Mauretania
1939
-
1944
on active service:
03.11.1939
-
(08.1942)
Commodore of Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
1944
-
1953
Marine Superintendent Cunard White
Star Line in New York
Robinson,
Norman Walker
N.W. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Norman Robinson) N.W. Robinson (Photo courtesy of Mr Norman Robinson)
05.09.1909
North Brierley, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire
-
Prob. T/S.Lt.
08.02.1940
T/Lt.
09.05.1940 (reld < 04.1946)
08.02.1940
-
11.06.1940
HMS Salvonia (rescue tug)
12.06.1940
-
(12.1941)
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
30.03.1942
-
11.08.1942
HMS Lucifer (RN base, Swansea)
12.08.1942
-
02.1943
Commanding Officer, HM MMS 25 (motor minesweeper)
02.1943
-
06.1944
HMCS Avalon (RCN base, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada)
27.06.1944
-
03.1946
HMS Eland (RN base, Freetown, Sierra Leone) (for Naval Pilotage Service)
Robinson,
Philip
P. Robinson
?
-
Second Hand ? [X 7367C]
A/Skpr. 04.10.1943 [WS 3750]
Skpr. 1944?, seniority 04.10.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Medal DSM 11.07.1940 HM's birthday 40 [investiture 07.11.41]
(1940)     HMS Kingston Olivine (minesweeping trawler) (DSM)
(12.1943)     no appointment listed
31.12.1943 - (04.)1944 HMS Kingscourt (minesweeping trawler)
(06.1944) - (10.1944) no appointment listed
(01.1945)     HMS Dale Castle (minesweeping trawler) *
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
?     HMS Sir Galahad (trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Roden,
Michael

M. Roden
06.03.1926
-
(06?).1972
... ...
T/A/S.Lt. 06.09.1945
S.Lt. RN 1947?, seniority 06.03.1946
Lt. RN 06.03.1948 (emgcy)
Education: Nautical College, Pangbourne (1940-1942).
... - ... ...
? - (10.1945) HMS Caistor Castle
... - ... ...
Roe,
George Leslie
G.L. Roe
Son of Charles Rueben Roe and Ethel Mary Roe.
Husband of Edith Roe, of Hendon, Middlesex.
(09?).1907
Whitby district, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
05.11.1940
(KIA) [age 33]
[Liverpool Naval Memorial, panel 1, column 1]
T/Lt.Cdr.
15.09.1939



serving under T.124 agreement
15.09.1939
-
05.11.1940
HMS Jervis Bay (armed merchant cruiser)
Roe,
John Stanley
J.S. Roe unconfirmed
?
-
T/Lt. RNVR
23.10.1939
T/Lt. 
28.05.1941, seniority 23.10.1939
T/A/Lt.Cdr.
?
T/Cdr.
31.07.1944 (reld 1946?)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
11.06.1942
HM's birthday 42
Mention in Despatches MID
01.01.1941
New Year 41

Mention in Despatches

MID
01.01.1942
New Year 42
Mention in Despatches MID
13.11.1945
minesweeping Elbe & Weser 03-06.45
16.11.1938


joined Royal Naval Volunteer Supplementary Reserve (attached London Division RNVR)
04.11.1939
-
(02.1941)
[Commanding Officer?], HMS Aronia
28.05.1941


transferred from RNVR to RNR
01.07.1941
-
(08.1943)
HMT St Tudno (trawler) (for minesweeping duties)
05.02.1945
-
(04.1946)
Commanding Officer, HMS Liberty (minesweeper) & 2nd Senior Officer 10th Minesweeping Flotilla
Rogers,
Benjamin Andrew
"Ben"
B.A. Rogers
Residence: (1945) Yedington.
Married (1954) Helen Leonard (died 1991); one stepson).

 

05.08.1906
Newton Ferrers, Devon
-
09.09.1998
Newton Ferrers, Devon
Midsh.
30.07.1925
A/S.Lt.
05.08.1927
Lt.
28.03.1931
Lt.Cdr.
28.03.1939
Cdr.
31.12.1944 (reld < 04.1946) (retd 05.08.1956; age)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
08.06.1963
HM's birthday 63

Distinguished Service Cross

DSC
03.07.1945
destruction U-boat & one probable Plymouth area 27.02.45 [award posted]
Mention in Despatches MID
14.11.1944
attacks U608 & U385 Plymouth area
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
01.1943
-
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD
1950s?
-
Merchant seaman.
11.05.1931
-
(01.1932)
HMS H 34 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla) [tender to HMS Titania]
06.02.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Stag (RN base, Port Said)
(12.1941)
 
 
no appointment listed
04.02.1944
-
(07.)1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Fada (frigate)
Commodore of the British India Steam Navigation Company fleet (Captain, SS Chindwara 1950-58, SS Dilwara 1958-60, SS Dunera 1960-66.).
Rogers,
John Neville
J.N. Rogers
?
-
T/S.Lt.
08.02.1943
T/Lt.
01.08.1945
Mention in Despatches MID
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
24.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
Navigating Officer, HMS Keppel (destroyer)
?
-
07.1945
Commanding Officer, HMS Aphis (river gunboat)
Rogerson,
Raymond Kerr
R.K. Rogerson
Married ((12?).1930, Paddington district, London) Blanche B. Elliott.
(03?).1896
Cheltenham district, Gloucestershire
-
died between 07.1962 and 08.1972 ??
Midsh. ?
A/S.Lt. (acting) ?
S.Lt. 19.02.1917
A/Lt. ?
Lt. 21.02.1921, seniority 19.02.1919
Lt.Cdr. 19.02.1927 (retd 30.06.1934)
Cdr. (retd) 19.02.1936 (reverted to retd < 04.1946) (removed from retd list 29.11.1954)
A/Capt. (retd) < 12.1943
Mention in Despatches MID 02.11.1917 ?
Royal Naval Reserve Decoration (pre-1941 model) RD 01.11.1932 -
29.11.1930     HMS Victory (RN base, Portsmouth)
(04.1940) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
(12.)1943 - (07.1945) Sea Transport Department (Ministry of War Transport, London):
(12.)1943 - (01.)1945 Divisional Sea Transport Officer, Alexandria
1945 - (07.1945) Sea Transport Officer-in-Charge, Port Said
Romyn,
Leopold Dickson
L.D. Romyn (Photo courtesy of Mr Christopher Romyn)
Married (17.07.1933, Bridlington) Gudrun Alette Anthi of Vardo; three daughters, one son.
Lived at Bridlington, North Humberside, from 1916.
05.06.1902  "Firlands", Burgess Hill, Near Cuckfield
-
03.10.1975
Scotton, Yorkshire
[Farnham Churchyard, Yorkshire]
Prob. T/Skpr.
04.11.1939 [W.S. 3076]
T/Skpr.
?, seniority 04.11.1939 [T.S. 195]
T/A/Skpr.Lt.
06.01.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
01.01.1941
New Year 41
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
27.01.1942
minesweeping in bad weather Nore area
Mention in Despatches MID
28.10.1941
mining HMS Corfield 08.09.41
Commendation Cmdn
28.06.1940
as trawler skipper *
* "On 3rd November last [= 03.11.1939], at Bridlington, Mr. Romyn entered the sea and towed a mine clear of the sea wall, at great personal risk."
Education: The Wick, Hove and Lancing College, Sussex
24.02.1940
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMT Rowan (minesweeping trawler)
(02.1941)


HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
04.04.1941
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMT Rolls Royce (minesweeping trawler)
* indexed, but not listed as such
After the war he returned to trawling. He was skipper of Swanella when she was arrested by the Russians off Murmansk in 1951 (Cold war days) and held for 5 days. Also skipper of Fairtry, the first commercial factory freezing trawler.
Rose,
Cecil Jonathan
"John"
C.J. Rose (Photo courtesy of Mr Mike Rose)
Married (28.10.1935, Felixstowe, Suffolk) Winifred Joyce Horne.
28.05.1910
Colchester, Essex
-
16.05.2003
Gorge Road Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
T/Lt. 06.12.1940 (reld 02.02.1946)
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
France and Germany Star F&G St - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM - -
29.10.1940 - (02.1941) minesweeper unit officer in training under Captain M/S Harwich
29.07.1941 - (08.1942) Commanding Officer, HMS Firefly (minesweeping trawler) *
05.09.1942 - 24.07.1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Lord Melchett (minesweeping trawler)
02.11.1943 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HM BYMS 284 (later: BYMS 2284) (British Yard minesweeper) [based at HMS Lynx (RN base, Dover)]
* up till 1944 shown at HMS Firefly, but also at HMS Lord Melchett
Roughton,
Frederick Arthur
F.A. Roughton (Photo courtesy of Emma-Jane Phillips) F.A. Roughton (Photo courtesy of Emma-Jane Phillips)
F.A. Roughton (Photo courtesy of Emma-Jane Phillips) F.A. Roughton (Photo courtesy of Emma-Jane Phillips)
F.A. Roughton (Photo courtesy of Emma-Jane Phillips) F.A. Roughton (Photo courtesy of Emma-Jane Phillips)
Son (with one sister and one brother) of John William Roughton (1876-1935), and Lilian Augusta Simpson (1874-1922).
Married (26.03.1938, Saltburn Methodist Church, Cleveland district, North Riding of Yorkshire) Ella Fletcher (24.02.1915 - 10.02.2013), daughter (with one sister and two brothers) of Edwin Lancelot Fletcher (1878-), and Rhoda Jane Hallimond (1885-1958); one son, one daughter.
09.03.1913
Saltburn, Guisborough district, North Riding of Yorkshire
-
11.03.2013
Saltburn, Yorkshire
Prob. T/S.Lt. 10.02.1941
T/Lt. 10.02.1942 (reld > 10.1945, < 04.1946)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (Civil Division) MBE

01.01.1950

New Year 50: for services as Ship's Master, Marine Contractors Ltd., Southampton
Mention in Despatches MID

09.10.1945

PLUTO operations 01.45
04.1941 - (08.)1941 HMS Skyrack (patrol vessel)
(10.1941) - (12.1941) no appointment listed
12.11.1941 - (08.)1943 HMS Empire Pintail (Ministry of War transport)
(10.1943)     no appointment listed
20.10.1943 - (01.)1945 HMS Latimer (cable laying ship) (involved with PLUTO = Pipe Line Under The Ocean) (despatches)
(04.1945) - (10.1945) no appointment listed
Captain, Merchant Navy.
Rounce,
Sydney Robert
S.R. Rounce (Photo courtesy of Mr Robert M. Gavette Jr.)
Married 1st ((09?).1917, Mutford district, Suffolk) Mildred Rose Lowe (1898-1922); one son, two daughters.
Married 2nd (06.07.1940, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire) Laura Eunson Manson (née Brown) (12.08.1898 - 06.12.1995), wife of James William Manson (who went missing in action), and daughter of Robert and Sarah Brown, of Lerwick, Shetland Islands; one stepdaughter.

28.02.1898
Oulton Broad, Mutford district, Suffolk
-
26.10.1968
Norwich district, Norfolk
[Norwich Cemetery]
Seaman ? [DA 8509]
T/Skpr. 1939?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 01.01.1940 New Year 40
(1939/40)     Commanding Officer, HMS Forethought (drifter)
1940? - 1945? civilian batman, RAF
Rowland,
Charles Ernest
C.E. Rowland (Photo courtesy of Pauline Rowland)
23.03.1901
Shrewsbury, Atcham district, Montgomeryshire / Shropshire
-
(09?).1976
Southport district, Merseyside
Prob. T/Lt. 29.04.1940
T/Lt. 1941, seniority 29.04.1940
T/A/Lt.Cdr. > 10.1943, < 12.1943 (reld < 04.1946)
Served Merchant Navy.
(10.1940) - (02.1941) HMS Osprey (anti-submarine establishment, Portland) *
08.1941 - (08.)1942 Executive Officer, HMS Aquila (auxiliary cable ship)
01.11.1942 - (07.1945) Commanding Officer, HMS Castlerock (auxiliary cable ship)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Russell,
Geoffrey
G. Russell (Photo courtesy of Mr Geoff Russell)
13.09.1882
Worcester, Worcestershire
-
03.07.1962
Barbados, British West Indies
Prob. T/Lt. 07.01.1941
T/Lt. ?, seniority 07.01.1941 (reld < 04.1946)
22.01.1941 - (02.1942) Naval Control Service, Trinidad [HMS Benbow (RN base, Trinidad)]
(04.1942) - (07.1945) HMS Thorvard (ex-Norwegian whale catcher) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
       
 
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