Robert Francis Pitcairn
Life & Career
Pitcairn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1902. While a Lieutenant, he invented something having to do with torpedo gyroscopes, but he is perhaps more easily known by his invention of what was called Pitcairn's Director, a type of Torpedo Director that was not adopted for service.
Pitcairn was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1910.
Pitcairn completed his last appointment, as torpedo officer in Euryalus when he opted to retire dated 1 August, 1911. He worked at experimental duties during the war.
In recognition of his wartime service, Pitcairn was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) dated 11 November, 1918.
World War II
Served at the Portsmouth Signal School.
Vernon S. Rashleigh
|Captain of H.M. T.B. 52
16 Jul, 1901
Edward O. B. S. Osborne