Robert Ross Stewart

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Captain Robert Ross Stewart, (25 October, 1893 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of a member of the London Stock Exchange.

Stewart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1915.

Stewart was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 February, 1923.

Stewart was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1928.

Stewart was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1935.

World War II

Placed on the Retired List on 2 January, 1945.

A stint in command of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign from May to August 1943 which Robert Mackie records was apparently cancelled, according to Stewart's service record.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Hugh S. Bowlby
Fleet Signal Officer, Mediterranean Fleet
2 May, 1924[1]
Succeeded by
Clifford Caslon
Preceded by
Executive Officer of Portsmouth Signal School
1 Feb, 1932[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
as Captain of H.M.S. Apollo
Captain of H.M.A.S. Hobart
29 Sep, 1938 – 13 Nov, 1941
Succeeded by
Harry L. Howden
Preceded by
Hubert G. D. Acland
Captain of H.M.A.S. Australia
29 Aug, 1939[3] – 13 Aug, 1941
Succeeded by
George D. Moore


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 260.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 287.
  3. Royal Australian Navy webpage on Australia.