Robert William Francis Travers

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Captain (retired) Robert William Francis Travers (18 August, 1872 – 19 March, 1954) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Travers entered Britannia in January, 1886 after placing thirty-sixth in order of merit of the forty candidates for naval cadetship that were accepted for acceptance following a round of examinations in late November, 1885.[1]

Travers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on October, 1894.

Travers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on October, 1902.

Travers was placed on the Retired List with a step in rank to Commander on 18 August, 1917.

Travers was promoted to the rank of Captain on the Retired List on 11 November, 1918 in recognition of services rendered during the war.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George P. Bevan
Captain of H.M.S. Charger
11 Mar, 1902 – 22 Apr, 1902
Succeeded by
John W. McCowen
Preceded by
John B. Sparks
Captain of H.M.S. Skipjack
1 Jan, 1906[2] – 10 Jan, 1908
Succeeded by
Harry C. J. R. West


  1. "Cadetships In The Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Dec 05, 1885; pg. 8; Issue 31622.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 376.