Roderick Bruce Tremayne Miles

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Rear-Admiral Roderick Bruce Tremayne Miles (8 June, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Miles was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1907.[1]

On 13 December, 1913, Miles was appointed to Woolwich as torpedo officer.

Great War

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1915, on 22 December he was appointed to Fearless to serve as torpedo officer for the First Destroyer Flotilla. On 4 April, 1916 he married Marjorie Gertrude Sellar in Surrey and he would be discharged from 1 D.F. 6 days later, to Cyclops. He'd become torpedo officer in Shannon for a little under a month in late 1916 and then in Minotaur for three months.[2]

Post-war

Miles was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1920.[3]

Miles was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1927.[4]

Miles was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus in August, 1929, and while acting as Captain (D) of the Third Destroyer Flotilla, in command of "A" class destroyers Codrington, Acasta, and Active in 1930 through 1932. On 4 April, 1932, Active and Achates collided and Their Lordships informed Miles that "he must be held very seriously to blame for a grave error of judgment."[5]

Miles was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 January, 1939 and placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur T. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Vesuvius
12 Mar, 1918[7] – 26 Sep, 1919[8]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
26 Sep, 1919[9] – 14 Jul, 1920[10]
Succeeded by
Frank F. Rose
Preceded by
Alfred G. Peace
Captain of H.M.S. Hollyhock
12 Jan, 1926[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Henry R. Sawbridge
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
14 Aug, 1929[12] – 1 May, 1930[13]
Succeeded by
John A. V. Morse
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Acasta
21 Jun, 1930[14]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla
21 Jun, 1930[15]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey J. A. Miles
Preceded by
Sir Lionel A. D. Sturdee
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
13 Dec, 1932[16] – 7 Aug, 1934[17]
Succeeded by
Leonard F. Potter
Preceded by
Alfred H. Taylor
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
8 Aug, 1934[18] – 6 Sep, 1935[19]
Succeeded by
Algernon U. Willis
Preceded by
Henry R. Sawbridge
Captain of H.M.S. Renown
19 Dec, 1935[20] – 31 Aug, 1936[21]
Succeeded by
John H. Jauncey
Preceded by
Frank Elliott
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Sovereign
31 Aug, 1936[22] – Jul, 1937[23]
Succeeded by
James W. S. Dorling
Preceded by
Frederick A. Buckley
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
Jun, 1937[24] – 3 Jan, 1938[25]
Succeeded by
William Frederic Wake-Walker
Preceded by
Douglas A. Budgen
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
4 Jan, 1938[26] – 9 Jan, 1939[27]
Succeeded by
Frederic N. Attwood
Preceded by
Frederic N. Attwood
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
4 Sep, 1939[28] – 5 Feb, 1946[29]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  2. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  3. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  4. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  5. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  6. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  7. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  8. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  9. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  10. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  11. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  12. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  13. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  14. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 214.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 214.
  16. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  17. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  18. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  19. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  20. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  21. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  22. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  23. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  24. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  25. Superseded that day. Wake-Walker Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/76. 187.
  26. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  27. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  28. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.
  29. Miles Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 327.