Renfrew Gotto

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Captain Renfrew Gotto, (1 December, 1900 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

As with many men born c. 1899 or later, his Service Records at The National Archives do not reflect activity between 1931 and 1939 or so.

Life & Career

Gotto was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1922.

Gotto was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1937.

Gotto was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1942.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alfred E. Evans
Captain of H.M.S. Sturdy
14 Nov, 1930[1]
Succeeded by
David J. R. Simson
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Crescent
5 Feb, 1932[2] – mid 1932
Succeeded by
Percy F. P. Wood
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Defender
6 Jul, 1932[3]
Succeeded by
Eric P. Hinton
Preceded by
John H. Plumer
Captain of H.M.S. Encounter
30 Apr, 1935[4] – 5 Dec, 1935[Inference]
Succeeded by
Hugh M. Barnes
Preceded by
Robert A. Startin
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
6 Jun, 1940[5] – 31 Oct, 1940[6]
Succeeded by
Claud B. Barry
Preceded by
Claud B. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
31 Mar, 1942[7] – Nov, 1942[8]
Succeeded by
Reginald C. Haskett-Smith


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 271.
  2. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, February 3, 1932, Issue 46047, p.18.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 229.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 237.
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