Eric Gascoigne Robinson

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Rear-Admiral Eric Gascoigne Robinson, O.B.E., V.C., Royal Navy (16 May, 1882 – 20 August, 1965) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Robinson was born in Greenwich, the son of John L. Robinson, a chaplain in the Royal Navy.[1]

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1903.[2]

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1911.[3]

Robinson married Edith Gladys on 8 July, 1913.[4]

Robinson was specially promoted to the rank of Commander on 20 April, 1915 in recognition of distinguished service on the night of 18 April when he commanded a force in boats armed with 14-in torpedoes which torpedoed the stranded submarine E 15, thereby preventing her capture in a serviceable condition.[5]

In light of his demonstrated skills in torpedo operations from small craft, Robinson was appointed in command of C.M.Bs. on 14 June, 1918. He kept at this work through the end of the war.[6]

Post-War

Robinson's final stint in command of C.M.Bs. ended when he was appointed to Iron Duke on 22 July, 1919, serving as Fleet Torpedo Officer.[7][8]

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920.[9]

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 January, 1933 and placed on the Retired List the next day in accordance with Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[10]

World War II

Robinson was called up as Commodore of Convoy to serve as Commodore R.N.R. Second Class on 24 August, 1939. On 14 November, he was appointed to Eaglet II for work with the Liverpool Convoy Pool.

He was found unfit for duty due to an enlarged prostate and reverted to Retired List on 22 September, 1941, but on 2 June, 1942 was back in service in command of Cressy as Naval officer in Charge, Dundee, serving in the rank of Captain. He served until late 1944 and was eventually placed back into retirement on 23 December, 1944.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Bolton M. Eyres Monsell
Captain of H.M.S. M.21
22 Dec, 1915[12][13] – 25 Aug, 1917[14]
Succeeded by
Oliver M. F. Stokes
Preceded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Captain of H.M.S. Shakespeare
19 Dec, 1922[15] – Sep, 1923[16]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Sir Andrew B. Cunningham
Captain (D), Sixth Destroyer Flotilla
19 Dec, 1922[17] – Jul, 1923[18]
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
Jul, 1923[19] – Sep, 1923[20]
Succeeded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Preceded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Captain of H.M.S. Spenser
1 Nov, 1923[21] – Nov, 1924[22]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Preceded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Captain (D), Second Destroyer Flotilla
1 Nov, 1923[23] – 30 May, 1925[24]
Succeeded by
George H. D'O. Lyon
Preceded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Captain of H.M.S. Stuart
Nov, 1924[25] – 30 May, 1925[26]
Succeeded by
George H. D'O. Lyon
Preceded by
Alexander R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
18 Jul, 1926[27] – 28 Jul, 1928[28]
Succeeded by
Robert S. MacFarlan
Preceded by
Ralph S. Wykes-Sneyd
Captain of H.M.S. Berwick
10 Aug, 1928[29] – 22 Sep, 1930[30]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Brodie
Preceded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Inspecting Captain of Mechanical Training Establishments
18 May, 1931[31] – 11 Apr, 1932[32]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of Devonport Dockyard, Deputy Superintendent and King's Harbour Master
15 Apr, 1932[33] – 3 Jan, 1933[34]
Succeeded by
Piers K. Kekewich

Footnotes

  1. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  2. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  3. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  4. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  5. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  6. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 793.
  8. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  9. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  10. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  11. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395y.
  13. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  14. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  15. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  16. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  17. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  18. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  19. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  20. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  21. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  22. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  23. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  24. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  25. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  26. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  27. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  28. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  29. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  30. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  31. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  32. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  33. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.
  34. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/47. f. 281.