Charles Grey Robinson

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Admiral Charles Grey Robinson, C.V.O., Royal Navy (12 November, 1850 – 14 February, 1934) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant with seniority of 23 September, 1873.[1] He was appointed to Vernon on 24 October, 1882 as a torpedo Lieutenant.[2]

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1884.[3]

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1890.[4]

Robinson served as Flag Captain to Rear-Admiral Albert H. Markham in the Mediterranean Fleet from 1892 to 1894.

He was appointed to command the first class protected cruiser Terrible on 24 March, 1898.[5]

Appointed Captain of H.M.S. Vernon on 2 October, 1899.[6]

Robinson was appointed a Naval Aide-de-Camp to King Edward VII on 11 August, 1901, vice MacLeod.[7]

Robinson was appointed to H.M.S. Tamar as Commodore, Second Class as Naval Officer in Charge at Hong Kong, dated 10 February, 1902.[8]

Flag Rank

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral dated 8 December, 1903, vice Moore.[9]

On 3 January, 1905, Robinson was appointed Rear-Admiral Commanding the Devonport Reserve Division.[10]

On the occasion of the King's inspection of the Home Fleet he was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (C.V.O.) on 3 August, 1907.[11] He was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 10 October, vice Moore.[12]

He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 27 August, 1911, vice Drury.[13] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 8 December, 1903, he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 18 September.[14]

Bibliography

  • "Admiral C. G. Robinson" (Obituaries). The Times. Thursday, 15 February, 1934. Issue 46679, col A, p. 9.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
17 Nov, 1890[15] – early 1892[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
John E. Meryon
Preceded by
Alan B. Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Trafalgar
29 Jan, 1892[16]
Succeeded by
A. Berkeley Milne
Preceded by
John Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Vulcan
17 Nov, 1894[17]
Succeeded by
Richard W. White
Preceded by
Wilmot H. Fawkes
Captain of H.M.S. Terrible
24 Mar, 1898[18]
Succeeded by
Percy M. Scott
Preceded by
John Durnford
Captain of H.M.S. Vernon
2 Oct, 1899[19]
Succeeded by
George Le C. Egerton
Preceded by
Francis Powell
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
10 Feb, 1902[20]
Succeeded by
Charles G. Dicken
Preceded by
New Command
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Devonport Reserve Division
3 Jan, 1905[21]
Succeeded by
Edward H. Gamble
Preceded by
Henry D. Barry
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
9 Nov, 1906[22]
Succeeded by
F. Alban A. G. Tate
Preceded by
Claud F. Allsup
Captain of H.M.S. Lively
19 Oct, 1909[23] – 1910
Succeeded by
Arthur A. Scott
Preceded by
George H. H. Holden
Captain of H.M.S. Afridi
14 Jan, 1911[24]
Succeeded by
Herbert W. Wyld

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 24020. p. 4329. 26 September, 1873.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 249.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 25429. p. 27. 2 January, 1885.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26121. p. 4. 2 January, 1891.
  5. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1120.
  6. Blond. Technology and Tradition. p. 167.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27350. p. 5738. 30 August, 1901.
  8. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 January, 1902. Issue 36666, col A, p. 7.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 27628. p. 8407. 22 December, 1903.
  10. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 24 December, 1904. Issue 37586, col D, p. 4.
  11. The London Gazette: no. 28048. p. 5390. 6 August, 1907.
  12. The London Gazette: no. 28068. p. 6813. 11 October, 1907.
  13. The London Gazette: no. 28526. p. 6373. 29 August, 1911.
  14. The London Gazette: no. 28533. p. 6949. 22 September, 1911.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 215.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 259.
  17. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 268i.
  18. Robinson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/39. f. 1120.
  19. Blond. Technology and Tradition. p. 167.
  20. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 16 January, 1902. Issue 36666, col A, p. 7.
  21. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 24 December, 1904. Issue 37586, col D, p. 4.
  22. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 10 November, 1906. Issue 38174, col B, p. 13.
  23. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 341.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 273.