Charles Arthur Robertson-Scott

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Rear-Admiral Charles Arthur Robertson-Scott, Royal Navy (6 October, 1880 – 16 July, 1941) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Born with the last name "Scott", he altered it to Robertson-Scott in 1932.

Life & Career

Scott was the son of a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Artillery and gained an uncommon twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia. His first appointment was to Grafton on the China Station, commencing from 18 August, 1896 and terminating when he was sent home on 13 December 1898.[1]

On 16 September 1912 he fractured his ribs. He was monitored at Haslar and returned to fitness on 18 October.[2]

On 21 October 1914, he was appointed to Diana and assumed command briefly later in the year when Captain George Bowes Hutton took ill with gastritis. He would commence working as an Interpreter in French on 7 February, 1915 until he left the ship in late April to take up an appointment with the Director of Naval Ordnance. This work would last until March of 1918.[3]

From May, 1918 to the end of the war, Scott commanded the coast defence monitor Gorgon with the Dover Patrol. On 8 August Gorgon collided with the monitor General Craufurd and Scott was cautioned in accordance with Paragraph 9 of Article 703 of the King's Regulations & Admiralty Instructions he was about to make a statement likely to incriminate himself in a Court of Enquiry. No undue fallout affected him, however, and he remained in command of the monitor until 30 July, 1919.[4]

Post-War

In December 1922, Scott was appointed in command of the light cruiser Calypso.

Between 1930-1932 he commanded in succession the battleships Warspite, Barham and Valiant before being promoted to Flag Rank.

Robertson-Scott was placed on the Retired List 13 October 1932.[5]

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Admiral C. A. Robertson-Scott" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 24 July, 1941. Issue 48986, col D, pg. 7.

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George B. Hutton
Captain of H.M.S. Diana
10 Nov, 1914[6]c. 24 Nov, 1914
Succeeded by
Ambrose M. Peck
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Gorgon
1 May, 1918[7][8] – 30 Jul, 1919[9]
Succeeded by
Francis G. Brickenden
Preceded by
?
Deputy Director of Naval Ordnance
8 Feb, 1921[10] – 31 Dec, 1922[11]
Succeeded by
George T. C. P. Swabey
Preceded by
Herbert A. Buchanan-Wollaston
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
31 Dec, 1922[12][13] – Jan, 1925[14]
Succeeded by
Colin A. M. Sarel
Preceded by
The Hon. Matthew R. Best
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
20 Apr, 1928[15] – 7 May, 1930[16]
Succeeded by
Guy C. C. Royle
Preceded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
8 Jul, 1930[17] – 6 Sep, 1930[18]
Succeeded by
St. Aubyn B. Wake
Preceded by
Oswald H. Dawson
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
6 Sep, 1930[19] – Dec, 1930[20]
Succeeded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Preceded by
Frederick A. Sommerville
Captain of H.M.S. Valiant
1 Dec, 1930[21][22] – 12 Jan, 1932[23]
Succeeded by
Wellwood G. C. Maxwell

Footnotes

  1. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  2. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  3. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  4. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  5. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  6. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  7. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 803.
  9. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  10. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  11. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  12. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  13. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 731.
  14. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  15. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  16. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  17. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  18. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  19. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  20. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  21. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.
  22. Day of month inferred from Sommerville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/10. f. 413.
  23. Scott Service Records. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/203. f. 207.