Robert Amcotts Wilson
Life & Career
Wilson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1903.
Wilson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.
Wilson was awarded a D.S.O. for his services in connection with the destruction of the German light cruiser Königsberg on 6 and 11 July, 1915.
Wilson was investigated by a Court of Enquiry on 4 November, 1916 probing deficiencies in stores of H.M.S. Mersey. He was found remiss in not resolving the matter earlier, and that his employment of a G. Goodman, R.N.R., as captain's clerk contributed to a breach of King's Regulations
Wilson was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 23 September, 1920.
Wilson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 25 June, 1924.
World War II
Appointed in command of the yacht Lady Shahrazad from 9 September 1939 to 1 October, 1939.
Appointed in command of the armed yacht Coila from 2 October, 1939 to 20 October, 1940.
James W. G. Innes
|Captain of H.M.S. Thorn
23 Mar, 1908
George H. I. Parker
Louis H. Crozier
|Captain of H.M.S. Vulture
1909 – 1910
|Captain of H.M.S. Sheldrake
16 May, 1911
Richard A. A. Plowden
|Captain of H.M.S. Mersey
5 Aug, 1914 – 24 Jul, 1917
Leonard G. Garbett
- "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
- The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 386.
- The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 396.
- The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 376.
- The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395q.