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==Footnotes==
 
==Footnotes==

Latest revision as of 15:50, 12 August 2019

Admiral (retired) Ernest Neville Rolfe, C.B., R.N. (11 August, 1847 – 11 May, 1909) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 5 February, 1872, Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 29 December, 1871.[1]

Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Commander from the Victoria and Albert with seniority of 30 August, 1879.[2]

Rolfe commanded the second class protected cruiser Iris in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890. His ship acted as part of Fleet Number 1 which was itself playing the role of the Royal Navy fending off attacks on British trade routes.[3]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Repulse in October, 1895.

Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 13 January, 1899, vice Cardale.[4]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 1 October, 1903, vice Drummond.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 8 December.[6]

Rolfe was advanced to the rank of Admiral on the Retired List on 10 October, 1907.[7]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George A. Primrose
Captain of H.M.S. Pylades
16 Mar, 1887[8] – 27 Mar, 1890
Succeeded by
James B. Young
Preceded by
Frederick R. Boardman
Captain of H.M.S. Iris
22 Jul, 1890 – 12 Sep, 1890
Succeeded by
Ernest N. Rolfe
Preceded by
Ernest N. Rolfe
Captain of H.M.S. Iris
8 Jul, 1891 – 5 Apr, 1892
Succeeded by
Charles J. Norcock
Preceded by
Charles S. Cardale
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
5 Apr, 1892 – 3 May, 1893
Succeeded by
Robert L. G. Noel
Preceded by
Swinton C. Holland
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
3 May, 1893 – 16 Dec, 1894
Succeeded by
Basil E. Cochrane
Preceded by
Burges Watson
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
10 Oct, 1895[9] – 21 Dec, 1897
Succeeded by
Robert L. Groome

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 23826. p. 510. 9 February, 1872.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 24758. p. 5309. 2 September, 1879.
  3. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27043. p. 298. 17 January, 1899.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 27603. p. 6088. 6 October, 1903.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27628. p. 8407. 22 December, 1903.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28068. p. 6813. 11 October, 1907.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1888). p. 224.
  9. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 254.