Roderick Cosmo Gordon

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Commander Roderick Cosmo Gordon, D.S.O. (7 February, 1902 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1924.[1]

Gordon served as second-in-command of the destroyer Wessex of the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla, Home Fleet, from 1930-33.[2]

Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1932.[3]

Gordon commanded the fishery protection ship Boyne in 1933-34 before taking command of the Verity of the First Destroyer Flotilla, Mediterranean Fleet.[4]

Gordon was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1938.[5]

Gordon was placed on the Retired List on 17 February, 1952.[6]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Stuart A. Buss
Captain of H.M.S. Verity
Dec, 1934 – late 1936
Succeeded by
John H. Macnair
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Hereward
Dec, 1936[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Nigel J. Crossley
Captain of H.M.S. Wolverine
31 Jul, 1939 – 27 Nov, 1939
Succeeded by
Robert H. Craske
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Intrepid
4 Dec, 1939 – 16 Sep, 1941
Succeeded by
Charles A. de W. Kitcat

Footnotes

  1. Uboat.net page on the man.
  2. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 24, 1936; pg. 17; Issue 47514.
  3. Uboat.net page on the man.
  4. "Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 24, 1936; pg. 17; Issue 47514.
  5. Uboat.net page on the man.
  6. Uboat.net page on the man.
  7. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 248.