Robert Algernon Newton

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Captain (retired) Robert Algernon Newton, R.N. (23 July, 1874 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Brighton, the son of Lieutenant General Newton.

Newton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 January, 1896.

Newton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1906.

Retired at his own request on 6 December, 1910.

Newton joined Calgarian from Ferret on 2 October, 1917, to take command from Robert Gwynne Corbett, who had proven intemperate.[1]

Reverted to the Retired List on 30 April, 1918.

On 7 June 1919, Newton was promoted to the rank of Captain in recognition of war services, dated 11 November, 1918.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maxwell N. Williamson-Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Ferret
25 Jun, 1917[2] – 26 Sep, 1917
Succeeded by
Arthur H. L. Terry
Preceded by
Robert G. Corbett
Captain of H.M.S. Calgarian
28 Sep, 1917 – 1 Mar, 1918[3]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. Calgarian Log.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 393u.
  3. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. pp. 122, 123.