Robert Neville Stopford

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Commander (retired) Robert Neville Stopford, R.N. (4 July, 1888 – 3 November, 1949) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Somerset, the son of Rear-Admiral Robert Wilbraham Stopford.[1]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1910.[2]

Stopford was appointed in command of the submarine A 8 in October, 1913.[3]

Stopford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1918.[4]

On 23 June, 1919, Stopford was appointed in command of the submarine L 15.[5]

Stopford was placed on the Retired List at his own request at the rank of Commander on 1 October, 1929.[6]

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Eric E. C. Tufnell
Captain of H.M.S. A 8
Oct, 1913[7] – 6 May, 1915[8]
Succeeded by
Richard I. Pulleyne
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. H 6
6 May, 1915[9] – 19 Jan, 1916[10]
Succeeded by
Vessel Interned
Preceded by
Lancelot V. Donne
Captain of H.M.S. G 5
23 Nov, 1918[11] – 21 Jun, 1919[12]
Succeeded by
Humphrey G. Veale
Preceded by
Victor E. Ward
Captain of H.M.S. L 15
22 Jun, 1919[13][14] – 30 Mar, 1922[15]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Walter S. Carson
Preceded by
Walter H. Leeke
Captain of H.M.S. PC 74
19 Sep, 1922[16][17] – 20 Oct, 1924[18]
Succeeded by
Henry F. Waight
Preceded by
Ronald A. Trevor
Superintendent of Anti-Gas Training, Chatham
27 Jul, 1927[19] – 27 Jul, 1929[Inference]
Succeeded by
George C. Lang

Footnotes

  1. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  2. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 364.
  4. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799.
  6. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 364.
  8. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  9. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  10. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. pp. 50, 51.
  11. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  12. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  13. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  14. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 799. 23 June given here.
  15. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  16. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 257. 15 September given here.
  18. Stopford Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/6. 357.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 259.