Duncan West Roe

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Commander Duncan West Roe, R.N. (22 July, 1880 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Brighton, the son of Colonel R. E. Roe..

Roe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1902.

Roe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1910.

Roe was appointed in command of the destroyer Avon on 17 April, 1914.[1]

Roe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915.

Roe was temporarily appointed in command of the sweeping sloop H.M.S. Primrose from 21 March, 1916 to mid-January, 1917. While his service record does not specifically say so, this probably made him Senior Naval Officer in the First Sloop Flotilla during this period.

On 13 February, 1919, he was appointed in command of the depot ship Tyne.[2] During this appointment, the Admiralty opined that he had been improperly "criticising & raising difficulties respecting the orders given to him by his senior officer."

Retired 15 November, 1922.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles A. W. Wrightson
Captain of H.M.S. Avon
17 Apr, 1914[3] – 28 Aug, 1915
Succeeded by
Maxwell N. Williamson-Napier
Preceded by
Charles A. W. Wrightson
Captain of H.M.S. Sunflower
15 Sep, 1915 – Nov, 1915
Succeeded by
Jack E. A. Mocatta
Preceded by
Jack E. A. Mocatta
Captain of H.M.S. Sunflower
16 Feb, 1916 – Feb, 1916
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Leslie
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Primrose
21 Mar, 1916 – 15 Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
William H. Darwall
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Sanfoin
18 Jan, 1919 – Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Andrew Wilmot-Smith
Preceded by
Philip A. Bateman-Champain
Captain of H.M.S. Tyne
13 Feb, 1919[4] – 6 Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 279.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 877.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 392g.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1919). p. 877.