Francis Reginald Openshaw

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Commander (retired) Francis Reginald Openshaw, R.N. (28 September, 1886 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Clifton, the son of Lieutenant Colonel Openshaw.

Openshaw was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1908.

Openshaw was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1916.


Openshaw was appointed in command of the fishery protection trawler Dee from 30 November 1923 to 1 December, 1925.

Openshaw was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 5 March, 1927.

World War II

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Evelyn J. J. Southby
Captain of H.M.S. Truro
14 Sep, 1921[1] – 6 Sep, 1923
Succeeded by
Kenneth Michell


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 823.