John Philip Rolleston

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Admiral John Philip Rolleston, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (10 April, 1859 – 12 December, 1936) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rolleston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 29 June, 1883.[1]

Captain

Rolleston was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1903.[2]

On 3 January, 1905 he he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Arrogant.[3]

He was appointed as captain of the battleship Hannibal on 20 October, 1906.[4]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Repulse and for command of a Battleship Division in Special Reserve at Devonport on 11 August, 1908.[5]

Flag Rank

Rolleston was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 13 December, 1913, vice Sturdee.[6] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 7 March, 1914.[7]

He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 9 January, 1919,[8] and was advanced to Admiral on the Retired List on 3 March, 1924.[9]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles H. Dare
Captain of H.M.S. Archer
30 Aug, 1900[10]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
David Beatty
Captain of H.M.S. Arrogant
3 Jan, 1905[11][12] – 9 Jun, 1906[13]
Succeeded by
Edmund R. Pears
Preceded by
Herbert A. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Hannibal
20 Oct, 1906[14] – 10 Aug, 1908[15]
Succeeded by
Henry V. W. Elliott
Preceded by
Arthur T. Stuart
Captain of H.M.S. Repulse
11 Aug, 1908[16][17] – 15 Jan, 1909[18]
Succeeded by
George B. Hutton
Preceded by
Cortland H. Simpson
Captain of H.M.S. Penguin
16 Jan, 1909[19]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Henderson
Preceded by
Charles L. Napier
Naval Officer in Charge, Sydney
18 Jan, 1909[20] – 4 Apr, 1913[21]
Succeeded by
Charles F. Henderson

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25247. p. 3378. 3 July, 1883.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  3. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 280.
  4. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1127.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 366.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 28783. p. 9338. 19 December, 1913.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 28811. p. 2162. 10 March, 1914.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 31136. p. 1073. 21 January, 1919.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 32919. p. 2323. 18 March, 1924.
  10. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 227.
  11. The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 280.
  12. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.
  13. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.
  14. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.
  15. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.
  16. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 366.
  17. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.
  18. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.
  19. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 355.
  20. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.
  21. Rolleston Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 690.