Charles Hope Robertson

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Admiral Charles Hope Robertson, C.M.G., M.V.O., Royal Navy, Retired (19 May, 1856 – 16 January, 1942) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Robertson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 December, 1879.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1894.[2]

Robertson was appointed to the Trafalgar on 14 April, 1896.[3]

Captain

Robertson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1899.[4]

In December 1904 he was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Cornwall.

He was appointed to President for command of the Scottish Coast Guard District on 21 May, 1906.[5]

Robertson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 12 October, 1908, vice Neville.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 2 July, 1909,[7] and was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 10 February, 1914,[8] and to Admiral on the Retired List on 2 July, 1917.[9]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sir George J. S. Warrender, Bart.
Captain of H.M.S. Brilliant
10 Jul, 1900[10] – 21 Aug, 1900[11]
Succeeded by
Henry C. Kingsford
Preceded by
Frank H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Fox
16 Jul, 1901[12] – 23 Aug, 1901[13]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Preceded by
The Hon. Walter G. Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Pallas
10 Dec, 1901[14] – 16 Feb, 1904[15]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Savory
Preceded by
Herbert W. Savory
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
17 Feb, 1904[16] – 12 Apr, 1904[17]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Foot
Preceded by
Frederick O. Pike
Captain of H.M.S. Theseus
11 May, 1904[18]
Succeeded by
John A. Tuke
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cornwall
1 Dec, 1904[19] – 8 Mar, 1906[20]
Succeeded by
Herbert Lyon
Preceded by
Herbert Lyon
Captain of H.M.S. Bedford
9 Mar, 1906[21] – 20 May, 1906[22]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Torlesse
Preceded by
Robert S. D. Cumming
as Captain-in-Charge of the Scottish Coast Guard District
Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the Scottish Coast Guard District
21 May, 1906[23] – 14 Dec, 1908[24]
Succeeded by
Heathcoat S. Grant
as Captain-in-Charge of the Scottish Coast Guard District

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24797. p. 2. 2 January, 1880.
  2. Robertson Service REcord. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1118.
  3. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 31 March, 1896. Issue 34852, col C, p. 10.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27099. p. 4345. 14 July, 1899.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 360.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28185. p. 7381. 13 October, 1908.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28268. p. 5193. 6 July, 1909.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 28801. p. 1176. 13 February, 1914.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 30161. p. 6550. 3 July, 1917.
  10. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  11. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  12. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  13. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  14. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  15. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  16. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  17. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 385.
  19. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  20. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  21. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  22. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.
  23. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1118.
  24. Robertson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/19. f. 447.