Roland Frith Balfour Swinley

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Captain (retired) Roland Frith Balfour Swinley, (9 December, 1895 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of M. R. Swinley, Esq., a tea planter. He emerged from the Training Establishment on 15 May 1913 and was appointed to the battleship Dominion of the Home Fleets. He served in her through 22 September 1915 when he was appointed to T.B. 34 for three months.[1]

After brief service in the destroyer Musketeer at the end of 1915, Swinley served in Nymphe until being appointed to Larne on 11 February 1916. He next served in Milbrook from 7 June, 1916 until 12 July, 1917. He was summoned to the Admitalty and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1917.[2]

He next served in Mons from 22 July 1917 through 11 September, 1918 and then Whitley until early 1919.

Swinley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1925.[3]

Swinley was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1930.[4]

World War II

Swinley was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit at the rank of Captain on 24 July, 1945.[5]

See Also

Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles G. N. Graham
Captain of H.M.S. Raider
12 Aug, 1925[6] – 1 Jul, 1926[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Colin R. St. G. Tucker
Captain of H.M.S. Rowena
1 Jul, 1926[8][9] – 25 Apr, 1927[10]
Succeeded by
Richard F. Jolly
Preceded by
Alastair G. Davidson
Captain of H.M.S. Wessex
25 Apr, 1927[11] – 12 Jul, 1928[12]
Succeeded by
Roland F. B. Swinley
Preceded by
Alan MacG. Sheffield
Captain of H.M.S. Wakeful
12 Jul, 1928[13] – late 1928[14]
Succeeded by
Robert A. Cassidi
Preceded by
Roland F. B. Swinley
Captain of H.M.S. Wessex
1 Nov, 1928[15] – 20 Apr, 1929[16]
Succeeded by
Frederic C. Bradley
Preceded by
Walter N. T. Beckett
Captain of H.M.S. Velox
20 Apr, 1929[17] – 29 Dec, 1930[18]
Succeeded by
William D. G. Weir
Preceded by
Hamilton E. Snepp
Captain of H.M.S. Shikari
29 Dec, 1930[19][20] – 4 Jul, 1932[21]
Succeeded by
Frederic J. Walker
Preceded by
John Bostock
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
8 Aug, 1932[22] – 2 Nov, 1934[23]
Succeeded by
Francis S. W. de Winton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Intrepid
27 Jan, 1937[24] – 1938[25]
Succeeded by
Roderick C. Gordon
Preceded by
Guy L'E. M. Sturges
Captain of H.M.S. Revenge
7 Mar, 1939[26] – 10 Jul, 1939[27]
Succeeded by
Ernest R. Archer
Preceded by
Gilbert P. Claridge
Captain of H.M.S. Douglas
21 Aug, 1939 – 5 Feb, 1940
Succeeded by
Vernon Hammersley-Heenan

Footnotes

  1. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  2. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  3. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  4. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  5. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  6. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  7. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  8. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  9. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 03, 1926; pg. 8; Issue 44314.
  10. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 288.
  12. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  13. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  14. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  15. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 288.
  16. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  17. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  18. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  19. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  20. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 269.
  21. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 217.
  23. De Winton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/105. f. 105.
  24. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57. Check this date.
  25. Swinley Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/118/57. f. 57.
  26. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 323.
  27. Superseded that day. Archer Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/53/141. f. 140.