Ralph William Hallam Roberts

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Commander (retired) Ralph William Hallam Roberts, R.N. (25 February, 1887 – 5 May, 1934) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in North Kensington.

Roberts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1909.

Roberts was appointed in command of the destroyer Waveney on 26 June, 1914.[1]

Roberts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1917.

Roberts was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 9 October, 1929.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry P. Boxer
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
15 Apr, 1914 – 26 Jun, 1914
Succeeded by
William T. Makeig-Jones
Preceded by
George B. Hartford
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
26 Jun, 1914[2] – 2 Aug, 1915
Succeeded by
Humphrey M. Robson
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mallow
14 Aug, 1915[3] – 10 Jan, 1918
Succeeded by
Charles W. A. Baldwin
Preceded by
Walter O. H. Lambert
Captain of H.M.S. Defender
10 Jan, 1918 – 13 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
Harald E. Wharton
Preceded by
Harald E. Wharton
Captain of H.M.S. Wistaria
13 Dec, 1918 – 17 May, 1919
Succeeded by
George P. Sherston


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 397.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 399g.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395m.