Richard James Rodney Scott

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Rear-Admiral Richard James Rodney Scott, A.M., C.B., R.N. (21 April, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bath the son of Reverend J. H. Scott.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1909.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1917.

Awarded the Albert Medal, gazetted 12 March, 1920.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1922.

Scott was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1929.

Scott was appointed in command of the battleship Barham in December, 1933.

World War II

Scott was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 25 June, 1940 and placed on the Retired List the following day.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh S. Currey
Captain of H.M.S. Lupin
8 Nov, 1918[1] – 6 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
Barry V. Sturdee
Preceded by
Frederic S. Piper
Captain of H.M.S. Myrtle
7 Mar, 1919 – 15 Jul, 1919[2]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Meredith S. Spalding
Captain of H.M.S. Wolsey
1930[3] – Dec, 1930
Succeeded by
Ion B. B. Tower
Preceded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
15 Dec, 1933[4] – 20 May, 1935[5]
Succeeded by
Norman A. Wodehouse
Preceded by
William J. Whitworth
Captain of the Fleet, Mediterranean Fleet
25 Sep, 1935 – 20 Feb, 1938[6]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Hotham
Preceded by
Charles F. Harris
Captain of H.M.S. Colombo
31 Jul, 1939 – 8 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Charles A. E. Stanfield
Preceded by
Charles F. Harris
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Eleventh Cruiser Squadron
31 Jul, 1939 – 8 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Flag Officer in Charge, Iceland
12 Jul, 1940 – 27 Sep, 1941
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 837.
  2. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 150.
  3. His service record is torn, not permitting this section to be read.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 216.
  5. From his successor's service record. Wodehouse Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. ?.
  6. Hard to read this date in his service record.