Sydney Moffat Raw

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Vice-Admiral SIR Sydney Moffat Raw, K.B.E., C.B., R.N. (19 August, 1898 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Dr. N. Raw of Liverpool, Raw passed out of the Training Establishment in August 1914. Passing swiftly through short appointments in Good Hope and Nottingham, Raw was appointed to Tiger as a Midshipman on 8 October, 1914.[1] He stayed in her throughout the war, fighting at the Battle of Jutland.

Raw was made an acting Sub-Lieutenant on 15 January, 1917. He left Tiger for an appointment in the sweeping sloop Geranium on 22 March.

On 15 September, 1917, he was promoted to the rank of Sub-Lieutenant. In May 1918 as he completed fourteen months in Geranium, Raw applied for the submarine service. On 8 July, he went to Dolphin for instruction in submarines.

Post-War

After fighting a full war, Raw obtained his watchkeeping certificate on 20 November, 1918.

Raw was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1919.

Raw was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1927.

Raw was appointed in command of the submarine Rover on 6 December, 1932, vice Allen. He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1933 and superseded in Rover in December 1933.

World War II

Raw was promoted to the rank of Acting Captain on 23 November, 1939.

Raw was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1940.

Raw was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1949.

Raw was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 August, 1952.

Raw was placed on the Retired List on 26 August, 1954.

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Morice Blood
Captain of H.M.S. H 52
15 Feb, 1924[2] – 14 Jun, 1925
Succeeded by
John R. H. D'Aeth
Preceded by
John Murray
Captain of H.M.S. H 33
9 Feb, 1928 – 31 Dec, 1928
Succeeded by
Lewis B. A. Majendie
Preceded by
George C. P. Menzies
Captain of H.M.S. L 56
7 Jan, 1932 – 5 Nov, 1932
Succeeded by
Guy Grantham
Preceded by
Conway B. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. Rover
5 Nov, 1932[3] – late 1933
Succeeded by
Eric A. Stocker
Preceded by
William D. Stephens
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
19 Jun, 1937[4] – 19 Jun, 1939
Succeeded by
Roland F. B. Swinley
Preceded by
Edward A. Aylmer
as Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
Commander (S), First Submarine Flotilla
22 Sep, 1937 – 22 Dec, 1937
Succeeded by
Edward A. Aylmer
as Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
William E. Banks
Commander (S), First Submarine Flotilla
19 Jun, 1939 – 29 Aug, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Guy Grantham
Flag Officer, Submarines
20 Jan, 1950 – Jan, 1952
Succeeded by
George W. G. Simpson
Preceded by
The Earl Mountbatten
Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport
1952 – 1954
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick R. Parham

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 386.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 268.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 232.