Gerard Walter Trevelyan Robertson

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Captain Gerard Walter Trevelyan Robertson, (25 July, 1889 – 12 August, 1936) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Robertson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 28 February, 1910.

During the war, he served as gunnery officer in the second class protected cruiser Juno and the battleships Commonwealth and Lord Nelson.

Robertson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 28 February, 1918.

Robertson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.

Robertson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1930. He commanded Template:UK-Resource in 1931-32.

Robertson was selected to command the new light cruiser H.M.S. Penelope in June 1936 as she was nearing completion, which was expected to occur in September. However, he died in a motor vehicle accident in Belfast on 12 August.

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Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Eric W. W. Ling
Fleet Gunnery Officer, Atlantic Fleet
21 Oct, 1927[1]
Succeeded by
Charles A. A. Larcom
Preceded by
Rodolph H. F. De Salis
Captain of H.M.S. Veronica
20 Aug, 1928[2]
Succeeded by
Horace L. Morgan
Preceded by
Eric R. Bent
Assistant Director of Naval Ordnance
3 Apr, 1933 – 8 Oct, 1934
Succeeded by
Harold R. G. Kinahan
Preceded by
Eric R. Bent
Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance
8 Oct, 1934 – 9 Mar, 1936
Succeeded by
Harold R. G. Kinahan

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1928). p. 255.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 279a.