Laurence Richard Oliphant

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Laurence Richard Oliphant, C.B.E., R.N. (16 December, 1877 – 6 December, 1950) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bombay.

Oliphant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in September, 1898.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1909.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1915.

On 1 April, 1914 Oliphant was appointed in command of the ancient second class protected cruiser Leander, then depot ship for the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla at Devonport.[1]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Penelope on 6 January, 1918.[2]

Oliphant was retired on 14 July, 1922 and was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 9 July, 1926.

World War II

Reported as unfit for sea service.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Zebra
16 Jul, 1901[3]c. Aug, 1901
Succeeded by
James W. G. Innes
Preceded by
Arthur L. Cay
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Impregnable
14 May, 1912 – 21 Mar, 1914
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John
Preceded by
Victor G. Gurner
Captain of H.M.S. Leander
1 Apr, 1914[4] – 9 Sep, 1916
Succeeded by
The Hon. Arthur L. O. Forbes-Semphill
Preceded by
Francis C. Brown
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
30 Jun, 1915 – 9 Sep, 1916
Succeeded by
Reginald L. Crichton
as Acting Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
Preceded by
Peter W. E. Hill
Captain of H.M.S. Sapphire
9 Sep, 1916[5] – 11 Nov, 1917
Succeeded by
William F. Sells
Preceded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Penelope
6 Jan, 1918[6] – 11 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Gregory G. C. Wood-Martin

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 346.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 866.
  3. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395j.
  5. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397u.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 866.