Robert Lionel Brooke Cunliffe

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Captain Robert Lionel Brooke Cunliffe, Royal Navy (15 March, 1895 – 29 November, 1990) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Cunliffe was appointed to H.M.S. King George V on 7 March, 1913 and served in one of her 13.5-in turrets at the Battle of Jutland. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1917.

Post-War

Cunliffe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, X.

Cunliffe was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1936.[1] He was appointed in command of the escort vessel Milford in December, 1937.

World War II

Cunliffe was appointed in command of the aircraft carrier Illustrious and as Flag Captain and Chief Staff Officer to Rear-Admiral Commanding, Home Fleet on 31 August, 1943, vice Grantham. He held the post exactly one year before being named in command of the Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport as a Commodore, Second Class, vice Tudway.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward C. Thornton
Captain of H.M.S. Milford
Dec, 1937[2] – 13 Nov, 1939
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
Captain of Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
19 Dec, 1939 – 11 Apr, 1942
Succeeded by
Edward A. Aylmer
Preceded by
Bertram H. Ramsay
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Dover
23 Apr, 1942 – 1 Aug, 1942[3]
Succeeded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Preceded by
Lionel P. C. Tudway
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Devonport
31 Aug, 1944 – 22 Jan, 1946[4]
Succeeded by
Douglas Young-Jamieson
 

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 101.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 309.
  3. Pridham-Wippell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/14. ff. 177, 253.
  4. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.