Frank Forester Rose

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Vice-Admiral SIR Frank Forester Rose, K.C.B., D.S.O (7 February, 1878 – 3 March, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rose was born in Palermo, Sicily. He gained seven months' time on passing out of Britannia in December, 1894. His first naval appointment was to the battleship Ramillies in the Mediterranean. He was invalided and sent back to England, arriving on 10 September, 1896. He was not fit until December and received an appointment to Empress of India in the Channel Squadron on 23 December, 1896.

Rose was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1901.[1]

The Times of London reported that Rose received an appointment in command of Hasty on 1 January, 1906, but his service record indicates that this was apparently altered to one in command of Racehorse. Rose left Racehorse to assume command of Ostrich on 16 October, 1906.[2][3]

Rose was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1913.[4]

Rose was appointed in command of the destroyer Nubian on 1 April, 1911.[5]

Rose was appointed in command of the destroyer Laurel on 27 February, 1914.[6] Almost as soon as the war began, however, he was superseded and sent to the Admiralty to work at a variety of shore-based tasks. On 16 January, 1915, this had settled down to an extensive appointment in the Department of the Director of Naval Equipment. This appointment would last until 1 July, 1918 when Rose was appointed as Captain Superintendent of Torpedo Boat Destroyers.[7]

Rose was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1918.[8]

Post-War

In August, 1923, he was appointed in command of the battleship Iron Duke.

Rose was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 September, 1929.[9]

Rose was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 31 July, 1934.[10]

Rose was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 4 November, 1937.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Rupert S. Gwatkin-Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
3 Jan, 1905[12] – 23 May, 1905[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur S. Chambers
Preceded by
Arthur S. Chambers
Captain of H.M.S. Ranger
23 May, 1905[14] – 1 Jan, 1906[15]
Succeeded by
Rupert S. Gwatkin-Williams
Preceded by
Rupert S. Gwatkin-Williams
Captain of H.M.S. Racehorse
1 Jan, 1906[16] – 16 Oct, 1906[17]
Succeeded by
Hugh D. Marryat
Preceded by
Hugh D. Marryat
Captain of H.M.S. Ostrich
16 Oct, 1906[18][19] – 13 Mar, 1909[20]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Corlett
Preceded by
David C. H. Dalrymple
Captain of H.M.S. Moy
13 Mar, 1909[21][22] – 18 Oct, 1909[23]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Corlett
Preceded by
Colin Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. Nubian
1 Apr, 1911[24][25] – 27 Feb, 1914[26]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Cundall
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Laurel
27 Feb, 1914[27][28] – 30 Aug, 1914[29]
Succeeded by
George P. England
Preceded by
Roderick B. T. Miles
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
7 Jul, 1921[30][31] – 6 Jul, 1923[32]
Succeeded by
John C. Hodgson
Preceded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla
7 Jul, 1921[33][34] – 6 Jul, 1923[35]
Succeeded by
Humphrey T. Walwyn
Preceded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
Aug, 1923[36] – 25 Oct, 1924[37]
Succeeded by
Charles M. Forbes
Preceded by
Charles M. Forbes
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
25 Oct, 1924[38] – Jun, 1925[39]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
Charles M. Forbes
Rear Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean
13 Nov, 1931[40]c. 30 Dec, 1933[41]
Succeeded by
James F. Somerville
as Vice-Admiral (D) Commanding Destroyer Flotillas, Mediterranean
Preceded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
26 Oct, 1934[42] – 15 May, 1936[43]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Alexander R. M. Ramsay

Footnotes

  1. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 2 January, 1906. Issue 37906, col B, p. 6.
  3. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  4. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 350.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 337.
  7. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  8. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  9. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  10. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  11. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  12. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  13. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  14. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  15. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  16. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  17. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  18. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  19. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 352.
  20. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  21. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  22. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 347.
  23. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  24. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 350.
  26. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  27. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  28. The Navy List. (August, 1914). p. 337.
  29. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  30. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  31. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 732.
  32. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  33. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  34. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 732.
  35. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  36. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 248.
  37. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  38. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  39. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  40. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  41. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  42. Rose Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/14. f. 14.
  43. Superseded by Ramsay that date. Ramsay Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 210.