Philip Douglas Roberts West

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Commander (retired) Philip Douglas Roberts West, R.N. (1 March, 1876 – 24 February, 1937) served in the Royal Navy.

There is a note in his service record about whether his name is Roberts-West, as was his father's, but it appears it was indeed different.

Life & Career

Born in Kensington, London.

West was appointed to the second class battleship H.M.S. Victoria on 1 April, 1893 and received the Royal Humane Society Bronze Medal and Certificate for saving life at her sinking on 22 June. On 7 October, 1893 he was appointed to the battleship Empress of India, in which he would spend over two years with the Channel Squadron.

West was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1899.

West was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1907.

Appointed in command of H.M.S. Thalia from 11 September 1918 to 24 March 1919.

West was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Commander on 1 March, 1921.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Samuel Collins
Captain of H.M.S. Bat
2 Jan, 1905[1] – 23 Mar, 1907
Succeeded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Larkspur
23 Jun, 1915 – 9 Sep, 1916
Succeeded by
Leslie Drew Fisher
Preceded by
Charles E. L. Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Campanula
23 Mar, 1917[2] – 5 Sep, 1917
Succeeded by
Philip L. Goddard


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 282.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 392c.