Clive Neville Rolfe

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Commander (retired) Clive Neville Rolfe, D.S.O., R.N. (17 September, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Clermont, Queensland.

Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1906.

Rolfe was appointed in command of the destroyer Roebuck on 3 May, 1911.[1]

On 16 June, 1913, Rolfe was appointed in command of the destroyer Stag.[2]

Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1914.

Rolfe was appointed in command of the Q-ship Q.34 from 19 March, 1917 through 12 September, 1917. He was credited for attacking a submarine in the Bay of Biscay on 20 August, 1917 which may or may not have been the action which sank the German submarine UC 72. Regardless, he was awarded a D.S.O.

Placed on the Retired List with gratuity on 14 August, 1920, Rolfe was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 17 September, 1924.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William L. Elder
Captain of H.M. T.B. 68
14 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Arthur B. F. Dawson
Preceded by
Wilfrid W. Hunt
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 42
Captain of H.M. T.B. 042
16 May, 1907[3] – 15 May, 1909
Succeeded by
Salisbury H. Simpson
Preceded by
Andrew B. Cunningham
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
3 May, 1911[4] – 3 May, 1913
Succeeded by
Reginald W. Blake
Preceded by
George F. A. Mulock
Captain of H.M.S. Mallard
14 May, 1913 – 16 Jun, 1913
Succeeded by
James L. C. Clark
Preceded by
George F. A. Mulock
Captain of H.M.S. Stag
16 Jun, 1913[5] – 15 Dec, 1913
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Tippet
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mameluke
9 Oct, 1915 – 24 Nov, 1915
Succeeded by
Edward O. Broadley

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 368.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 378.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 400.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 368.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1913). p. 377.