Robert Francis Boyle

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Vice-Admiral The Honourable Robert F. Boyle, 1919.
© National Portrait Gallery, London.

Vice-Admiral THE HONOURABLE Robert Francis Boyle, M.V.O., R.N. (12 December, 1863 – 11 September, 1922) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 20 August, 1886.[1]

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 August, 1897.[2]

Captain

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1903.[3]

He was appointed in command of Leviathan and as Flag Captain to Rear-Admiral The Hon. Hedworth Lambton on 26 June, 1905.[4]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Bacchante in November 1906, remaining there only until January.[5]

He was appointed in command of Prince George on 5 March, 1907.[6]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Antrim on 1 September, 1908.[7]

He became Captain of the armoured cruiser Duke of Edinburgh in April 1909.[8]

Great War

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 25 April, 1914, vice Slade.[9]

In March, 1916, he was appointed to fly his flag at Stornoway[10], being appointed additional to the yacht Iolaire on the tenth.[11]

Boyle was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 10 February, 1919, and placed on the Retired List on 11 February.[12]

Bibliography

  • "Death of Vice-Admiral R. F. Boyle" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 12 September, 1922. Issue 43134, col C, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. Hewitt
Captain of H.M.S. Caledonia, Boys' Training Ship
21 Aug, 1901[13]
Succeeded by
John F. E. Green
Preceded by
Sydney R. Fremantle
Captain of H.M.S. Albion
1 May, 1905[14] – 31 May, 1905[15]
Succeeded by
Frederick S. Pelham
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Dominion
20 Jun, 1905[16] – 25 Jun, 1905[17]
Succeeded by
John L. Marx
Preceded by
Christopher G. F. M. Cradock
Captain of H.M.S. Leviathan
26 Jun, 1905[18] – 17 Jul, 1905[19]
Succeeded by
Robert J. Prendergast
Preceded by
Robert J. Prendergast
Captain of H.M.S. Bacchante
27 Nov, 1906[20] – 28 Jan, 1907[21]
Succeeded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
Preceded by
Robert H. S. Stokes
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
5 Mar, 1907[22] – 15 Nov, 1907[23]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Cay
Preceded by
William C. Pakenham
Captain of H.M.S. Antrim
1 Sep, 1908[24] – 28 Apr, 1909[25]
Succeeded by
Robert E. R. Benson
Preceded by
Harry H. Stileman
Captain of H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh
29 Apr, 1909[26][27] – 18 May, 1911[28]
Succeeded by
Thomas W. Kemp
Preceded by
William O. Story
Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the Eastern Coast Guard District
1 Oct, 1911[29] – 9 Jun, 1914[30]
Succeeded by
Charles W. Keighly-Peach
as Captain-in-Charge of the Eastern Coast Guard District
Preceded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper
Rear-Admiral, Stornoway
Mar, 1916[31] – 1920
Succeeded by
Appointment Terminated

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 25620. p. 4176. 27 August, 1886.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26893. p. 5213. 21 September, 1897.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27632. p. 25. 1 January, 1904.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 3 July, 1905. Issue 37749, col A, p. 12.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  6. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 199.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 278.
  8. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 28828. p. 3662. 5 May, 1914.
  10. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 3.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 1056.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 31201. p. 2738. 25 February, 1919.
  13. Boyle service record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/172.
  14. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  15. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  16. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  17. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  18. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 3 July, 1905. Issue 37749, col A, p. 12.
  19. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  20. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  21. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  22. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 199.
  23. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  24. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 278.
  25. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  26. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 305.
  27. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  28. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  29. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 47.
  30. Boyle Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 673.
  31. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 3.