Robert Wilbraham Stopford

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Robert Wilbraham Stopford, R.N. (24 June, 1844 – 9 June, 1911) served in the Royal Navy. His son, Robert Neville Stopford, would also serve in the navy.

Life & Career

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 18 September, 1865.

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1878.

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1885.

Stopford was placed on the Retired List due to age on 24 June, 1899. He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 19 July, 1899 and to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 1 September, 1904.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. J. Hanmer
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
15 Mar, 1888[1] – 15 Jul, 1891[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. S. Gibson
Preceded by
Atwell P. MacL. Lake
Captain of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich
7 Jan, 1892 – 7 Jan, 1895
Succeeded by
John Durnford
Preceded by
George L. Atkinson-Willes
Captain of H.M.S. Howe
8 Feb, 1895[2] – 23 Dec, 1896
Succeeded by
Frederick R. Boardman
  1. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 214.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 231.