Robert Jeffreys

From The Dreadnought Project
Revision as of 18:25, 6 December 2018 by FredBot (Talk | contribs) (Update appts)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

Commander Robert Jeffreys (6 April, 1875 – 3 February, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy who died in command of an armed merchant cruiser lost in February, 1915.

Life & Career

Jeffreys was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1897.

Jeffreys was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1908.

Jeffreys was appointed in command of the destroyer Star on 21 November, 1911.[1]

Jeffreys was appointed to Template:UK-ClanMcNaughton on 23 November, 1914, to assume command upon her commissioning as an Armed Merchant Cruiser. He was lost with his entire crew when the ship vanished in early February in a heavy storm nortwest of Scotland.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Colin Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. Star
21 Nov, 1911[2] – 20 Mar, 1913
Succeeded by
William G. A. Kennedy
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Clan McNaughton
23 Nov, 1914[3] – 3 Feb, 1915[4]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 378.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 378.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401h.
  4. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 32.