Frank Alan Rothera

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Lieutenant Frank Alan Rothera (7 April, 1889 – 2 August, 1918) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rothera was promoted to the rank of Midshipman on 15 September, 1905.

Rothera was promoted to the rank of Acting Sub-Lieutenant on 30 January, 1909 and to Sub-Lieutenant on 30 March, 1909.

Rothera was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1911.

Lieutenant Rothera was in command of the destroyer Ariel in the Twentieth Destroyer Flotilla[1] when she was lost to a mine on 2 August, 1918.[2]

Rothera died along with 48 ship mates, and Ariel was lost.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles H. Knox-Little
Captain of H.M.S. Test
21 Jun, 1916[3] – 12 Nov, 1916[4]
Succeeded by
James A. Douglas-Hamilton
Preceded by
Desmond Maxwell
Captain of H.M.S. Hind
12 Nov, 1916[5] – Jul, 1917
Succeeded by
Basil E. Reinold
Preceded by
Basil E. Reinold
Captain of H.M.S. Ariel
Jul, 1917[6] – 2 Aug, 1918[7]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. Smith. Hard Lying. p. 124.
  2. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 520.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 398oo.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395e.
  5. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 394k.
  6. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 391j.
  7. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 520.