Cloudesley Varyl Robinson

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Rear-Admiral Cloudesley Varyl Robinson, K.C.B., R.N. (10 June, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Tottenham the son of Commander C. N. Robinson, R.N..

Though they were not to pass out until the following year, Robinson enlivened the passing-out ceremony of December, 1897 at Britannia by dancing the hornpipe with cadets Grubb and Longstaff.[1]

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 August, 1903.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 August, 1911.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1921.

Robinson was appointed in command of the light cruiser Constance in December, 1924.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 January, 1933. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 31 May, 1934.

World War II

Reverted 4 August, 1945.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John W. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Empress
12 Jul, 1919[2] – 5 Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
James D. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Constance
1 Dec, 1924[3] – 4 Dec, 1926
Succeeded by
Cecil Charles Brittain Vacher
Preceded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
17 Dec, 1930[4] – 16 Aug, 1932
Succeeded by
Frank Elliott


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 988-93.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 228.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 226.