Guy Neville Rolfe

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Commander (retired) Guy Neville Rolfe, D.S.C.*, O.B.E. (21 November, 1898 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Captain H. W. Rolfe, R.N., retired was a Special Entry to the Training Establishment.

Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1920.[1]

Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1928.[2]

In 1936, he was cited for driving a car while drunk.[3]

World War II

Commanded Mendip (her first commander) from 1 July 1940 to 22 July. After a short course and vague appointment, he resumed command of Mendip, vice Drought on 7 June, 1942 in the acting rank of Commander.

Rolfe was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Commander on 21 November, 1943. On 16 and 17 December he was convicted at Court Martial for having hazarded H.M.S. Montrose. His severe reprimand was annulled for reasons that are difficult to read.[4]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil A. N. Chatwin
Captain of H.M.S. Tetrarch
5 Nov, 1928[5][6] – 1 Jan, 1930[7]
Succeeded by
Mervyn S. Thomas
Preceded by
Lionel V. Lloyd
Captain of H.M.S. Walrus
c. Jan, 1930[8][9] – 1931[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Cygnet
12 Jan, 1932[11][12]c. 31 Aug, 1934[13]
Succeeded by
Charles N. Lentaigne
Preceded by
Phillip L. Gunn
Captain of H.M.S. Dunoon
31 Aug, 1935[14][15] – 1 Sep, 1936[16]
Succeeded by
Hugh A. Barclay
Preceded by
Robert A. Cassidi
Captain of H.M.S. Whitley
11 Dec, 1939[17] – 27 May, 1940[18]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Walter J. Phipps
Captain of H.M.S. Montrose
16 Oct, 1943[19]c. Aug, 1944[20]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  2. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  3. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  4. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  5. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 274.
  7. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  8. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113. Actual date of command appointment undated.
  9. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 286.
  10. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  11. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 228.
  13. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  14. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 236.
  16. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. 113.
  17. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. ?.
  18. Rolfe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/124/113. f. ?.
  19. Uboat.net page on the ship.
  20. Uboat.net page on the ship.