Leonard Robinson

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Commander (retired) Leonard Robinson, (21 October, 1881 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1903.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1911. On 1 February, 1913, Robinson was appointed to Blonde as first officer and for wireless duties. On 9 September, he dropped the wireless work to be her gunnery officer. He was superseded in her on 24 April, 1915 and went to the War Staff to take up a role in the Operations Division. Other shore-based postings took him through the end of the war.

Robinson was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 30 September, 1920 and promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 21 October, 1921. His final evaluation was from im Thurn and noted his "thorough knowledge of cable telegraph & telephone work. Quick and accurate worker. Did very good work at Washington."

World War II

Reverted 15 September, 1946.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Mervyn P. T. Smith
Captain of H.M. T.B. 76
? – 1 Jul, 1902
Succeeded by
Thomas Fisher
Preceded by
Vaughan A. E. Hanning-Lee
Captain of H.M.S. Spitfire
10 Jul, 1907[1] – 15 Jan, 1909
Succeeded by
George W. Taylor
Preceded by
Captain of H.M. T.B. 30
15 Jan, 1909[2] – 2 May, 1910
Succeeded by
Sydney Hopkins
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Arun
2 May, 1910[3] – 3 Apr, 1911
Succeeded by
Thomas G. Carter
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nereide
3 Apr, 1911[4] – 10 Apr, 1912
Succeeded by
George H. I. Parker


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 378.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 401.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 280.
  4. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 23, 1911; pg. 14; Issue 39540.