John Shenstone Prescott-Roberts

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Lieutenant-Commander John Shenstone Prescott-Roberts (23 July, 1889 – ) served in the Royal Navy. One of his Service Records has his name as Shendone.

Life & Career

Low certificate grades prevented his selection when he applied for Navigation in 1910. In March 1911, he underwent surgery for appendicitis. He was not declared fit until 21 October.

Prescott-Roberts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1912.

Prescott-Roberts was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1920.

In 1925, an evaluator found him to be "Good physical qualities, but not athletic or keen on games."

On 21 October 1931, he was logged for being absent from Greenwich without leave.

Captain Boxer recorded that Prescott-Roberts had "no outstanding qualities in this appt." and opined that he'd do well in a single ship, but not in command of a group of ships in reserve.

Retired at his own request dated 23 July, 1932.

World War II

He was appointed to Gloucester, but invalided in early October 1939. Sent to Haslar, he was diagnosed with an "anxiety state". In December, he was deemed fit for short duties.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Herbert J. A. Throckmorton
Captain of H.M.S. Sunflower
31 May, 1917[1] – 25 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
Donald C. G. Neish
Preceded by
Lewes G. Gardner
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
13 Nov, 1919[2] – 13 Oct, 1920
Succeeded by
Charles F. Stow
Preceded by
Edward Eastwick-Field
Captain of H.M.S. Simoom
15 Oct, 1920 – 2 Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
Harold R. W. Turnor
Preceded by
Ian C. S. Hilton
Captain of H.M.S. Tetrarch
3 Mar, 1921 – 14 Feb, 1922
Succeeded by
Kenneth M. Wilkinson
Preceded by
George H. Creswell
Captain of H.M.S. Vivacious
5 Jan, 1925[3] – mid 1926
Succeeded by
Hugh M. Barnes
Preceded by
Torkel Lundholm
Captain of H.M.S. Sesame
31 Aug, 1926[4] – 1 Oct, 1928
Succeeded by
James C. Colvill
Preceded by
Philip G. Wodehouse
Captain of H.M.S. Tintagel
28 Jan, 1929 – 20 Feb, 1929
Succeeded by
Herbert Owen


  1. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 398b.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1920). p. 860.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 283.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 268.