Richard Evan Williams Kirby

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Captain (retired) Richard Evan Williams Kirby, D.S.O. (1 September, 1883 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Kirby was born in Kobē, Japan.

Kirby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1904.

Kirby passed as an Interpreter in Japanese in October 1911.

Kirby was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1912.

Kirby was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1917.

Kirby was appointed in command of the destroyer Ness on 28 June, 1918.[1]

Kirby was placed opn the Retired List at his own request in July 1922 and was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 September, 1928.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Francis Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Owl
7 Apr, 1918[2] – 15 May, 1918[3]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. S. Casswell
Preceded by
Frank Pattinson
Captain of H.M.S. Test
15 May, 1918[4] – Jan, 1919[5]
Succeeded by
John E. Haswell
Preceded by
Arthur H. Polhill
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
28 Jun, 1918[6]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Percy F. P. Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Marshal Soult
2 Jan, 1941[7] – after Mar, 1944[8]
Succeeded by
William A. Willock

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.
  2. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/178. f. ?.
  3. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/178. f. ?.
  4. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/178. f. ?.
  5. Kirby Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/178. f. ?.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1402.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1944). p. 99.