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Latest revision as of 10:17, 18 August 2018

Rear-Admiral SIR Henry Russell Robinson, K.C.M.G., Royal Navy, Retired (28 May, 1856 – 7 July, 1942) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 10 August, 1881.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 31 December, 1894.[2]

Robinson was promoted to Captain dated 30 June, 1900.[3]

He was appointed in command of the Aboukir in reserve on 1 February, 1906.[4]

He commissioned the new battleship Africa in November 1906.

In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 30 April, 1908.[5] On 22 June, 1909, he was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List.[6]

On 23 February, 1917, Robinson was appointed an Additional Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (K.C.M.G.) in recognition of his services during the war.[7]

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Adml. Sir Henry Robinson" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 8 July, 1942. Issue 49282, col E, p. 7.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Spencer V. Y. de Horsey
Captain of H.M.S. Iphigenia
21 Jul, 1903[8]
Succeeded by
William B. Fawckner
Preceded by
Frederick St. G. Rich
Captain of H.M.S. Tauranga
8 Dec, 1903[9]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
The Hon. George A. Hardinge
Captain of H.M.S. Phoebe
1 Nov, 1904[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William J. Grogan
Captain of H.M.S. Aboukir
1 Feb, 1906[11]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Torlesse
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Africa
6 Nov, 1906[12] – 1907[13][14]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Johnston Stewart
Preceded by
?
Principal Naval Transport Officer, Egypt
before Oct, 1915[15] – 2 Feb, 1916[Inference]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. Allenby

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26534. p. 4154. 12 August, 1881.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26585. p. 7. 1 January, 1895.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 271.
  5. The London Gazette: no. 28137. p. 3578. 15 May, 1908.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28262. p. 4767. 22 June, 1909.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 29958. p. 1877. 23 February, 1917.
  8. "APPOINTMENTS FOR THE NAVAL MANOEUVRES." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Jul 16, 1903; pg. 8; Issue 37134.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 383.
  10. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 356.
  11. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 271.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 273.
  13. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 273.
  14. Stewart Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 619.
  15. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 431j.