Richard Knight Philpott

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Commander (retired) Richard Knight Philpott (27 August, 1882 – 21 March, 1944) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Maceio, Brazil the son of a merchant.

Philpott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September 1904.

Philpott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1912.


Retired at his own request on 26 April, 1920.

Philpott was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 27 August, 1922.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William W. Wilson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 113
3 Jan, 1905[1] – 8 Feb, 1906
Succeeded by
Harry L. D. Craven
Preceded by
Francis H. Mitchell
Captain of H.M.S. Eclipse
9 Jun, 1915[2] – 18 May, 1916
Succeeded by
Edward S. Carver


  1. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 400.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393p.