Herbert Neville Rolfe

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Captain Herbert Neville Rolfe, D.S.O., R.N. (16 June, 1854 – 22 February, 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 8 December, 1879.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1894.

In July, 1900 the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean and the Admiralty agreed that "great laxity was apparent" in circumstances that led to the drowning death of a stoker.

Rolfe was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Captain on 11 November, 1902.

Rolfe was appointed in command of the yacht Iolaire from 21 March 1916 to 6 November, 1918. He grounded her on 3 September 1917 and was told to be more careful in future.

Rolfe was appointed in command of the Albion and Exmouth, jointly, on 15 November, 1918.[1]

Reverted 24 June 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter C. Slater
Captain of H.M.S. Spanker
21 Jul, 1892 – 31 Aug, 1892
Succeeded by
Henry L. Bethune
Preceded by
Edward H. Currey
as Captain of H.M.S. Bramble
Captain of H.M.S. Cockatrice
1 Jan, 1898[2] – 18 Sep, 1899
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William P. Lodder
Captain of H.M.S. Exmouth
15 Nov, 1918[3] – 6 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
15 Nov, 1918[4] – 6 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (September, 1919). p. 727.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 240.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 792.
  4. The Navy List. (June, 1919). p. 727.