John Francis Robins

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Captain (retired) John Francis Robins, R.N. (29 October, 1875 – 25 January, 1957) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend J. Robins, his name was first recorded upon entering the navy as John Francis Alexis Robbins.[1]

Robins was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1897.[2]

Robins was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.[3]

He was placed on the Retired List on 23 September, 1910.[4]

Robins served in the Royal Australian Navy after his retirement. While in command of the sloop Fantome, he conducted a punitive expedition against the murderers of a French planter at Malna [?] Bay, New Hebrides in around October 1918. The French High Command relayed its appreciation for the operation.

Robins was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) with seniority of 11 November, 1918 in recognition of war services rendered.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lewis T. Jones
Captain of H.M.A.S. Fantome
27 Oct, 1917[5]
Succeeded by
Patrick S. E. Maxwell
Preceded by
Walter H. C. S. Thring
Captain of H.M.S. Encounter
Jan, 1919[6]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Craufurd
as Captain of H.M.A.S. Penguin

Footnotes

  1. Robins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/137. f. 76.
  2. Robins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/137. f. 76.
  3. Robins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/137. f. 76.
  4. Robins Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/137. f. 76.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 946.
  6. Royal Australian Navy page on Encounter