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 passed as an Interpreter in Japanese at some point.

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

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur H. Polhill
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
28 Jun, 1918[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Percy F. P. Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Marshal Soult
2 Jan, 1941[3] – after Mar, 1944[4]
Succeeded by
William A. Willock


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 852.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1941). p. 1402.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1944). p. 99.