Robert Neville Stopford

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Commander (retired) Robert Neville Stopford, R.N. (4 July, 1888 – 3 November, 1949) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Somerset, the son of Rear-Admiral Robert Wilbraham Stopford.[1]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1910.[2]

Stopford was appointed in command of the submarine A 8 in October, 1913.[3]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1918.[4]

On 23 June, 1919, Stopford was appointed in command of the submarine L 15.[5]

Stopford was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 1 October, 1929.[6]

World War II

He served as R.T.O., Scotland from March 1940 through being reverted to the Retired List on 10 February, 1946.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Eric E. C. Tufnell
Captain of H.M.S. A 8
Oct, 1913[7] – 6 May, 1915[8]
Succeeded by
Richard I. Pulleyne
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 6
6 May, 1915[9] – 19 Jan, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Vessel Interned
Preceded by
Lancelot V. Donne
Captain of H.M.S. G 5
23 Nov, 1918[11] – 21 Jun, 1919[12]
Succeeded by
Humphrey G. Veale
Preceded by
Victor E. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. L 15
22 Jun, 1919[13][14] – 30 Mar, 1922[15]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Walter S. Carson
Preceded by
Walter H. Leeke
Captain of H.M.S. PC 74
19 Sep, 1922[16][17] – 20 Oct, 1924[18]
Succeeded by
Henry F. Waight
Preceded by
Ronald A. Trevor
Superintendent of Anti-Gas Training, Chatham
27 Jul, 1927[19] – 27 Jul, 1929[Inference]
Succeeded by
George C. Lang

Footnotes

  1. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  2. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 364.
  4. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  6. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 364.
  8. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  9. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  10. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. pp. 50, 51.
  11. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  12. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  13. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799. 23 June given here.
  15. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  16. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 257. 15 September given here.
  18. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 259.