Bertram Owen Frederick Phibbs

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Commander (retired) Bertram Owen Frederick Phibbs, R.N. (2 January, 1875 – 19 February, 1952) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Phibbs was specially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 25 May, 1897 for his service on the Benin Expedition.

Phibbs was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 25 May, 1905.

Phibbs was appointed to Coast Guard positions from March 1913 to January, 1919, being granted the acting rank of Commander on 27 November, 1917.


Phibbs was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Commander (retired) on 27 January, 1919.

Phibbs offered his services in the second World War, but was apparently not taken up.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederick W. Kinahan
Captain of H.M.S. Boxer
1 Jan, 1902[1] – 25 Feb, 1902[2]
Succeeded by
Cecil D. S. Raikes
Preceded by
Thomas Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Conflict
25 Feb, 1902[3] – mid 1902
Succeeded by
Robert W. Myburgh
Preceded by
Robert W. Myburgh
Captain of H.M.S. Fawn
14 Jun, 1902[4]
Succeeded by
Albert M. H. Phillips
Preceded by
Lionel J. G. Anderson
Captain of H.M.S. Vigilant
12 May, 1905[5]
Succeeded by
Lionel J. G. Anderson
Preceded by
Harry L. d'E. Skipwith
Captain of H.M.S. Flirt
10 Nov, 1905[6] – 15 Oct, 1906
Succeeded by
Leopold G. D. Way
Preceded by
Francis R. Wood
Captain of H.M.S. Syren
15 Oct, 1906[7]
Succeeded by
Reginald Henniker-Heaton
Preceded by
John Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Aquarius
10 Jan, 1912[8]
Succeeded by
Cyril T. Hewlett-Cooper


  1. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 20 December 1901. (36643), p. 5.
  2. Raikes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 490.
  3. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 241.
  4. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 256.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1905). p. 394.
  6. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 316.
  7. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 381.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 278.