Percy Molyneux Rawson Royds

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Admiral Percy Molyneux Rawson Royds (5 April 1874 – 25 March 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was appointed in command of the Bellona on 5 July, 1913,[1] through the beginning of war.[2]

He was appointed in command of the Canterbury on 24 April, 1916,[3] and commanded her in support of the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland.[4]

He was appointed in command of the battleship Malaya in May 1921.

He was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 12 May 1922, and to Vice-Admiral on 1 August 1927, retiring the following day.[5]

He was advanced to Admiral on the retired list in 1932.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Reginald Y. Tyrwhitt
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
5 Jul, 1913[6]
Succeeded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Canterbury
24 Apr, 1916[7] – 16 Apr, 1919[8][9]
Succeeded by
Graham R. L. Edwards
Preceded by
Henry T. Buller
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
17 May, 1921[10][11]
Succeeded by
Christopher R. Payne
Preceded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
1 Dec, 1923[12]
Succeeded by
Charles P. Beaty-Pownall


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392i.
  2. Corbett. Naval Operations Vol I, p. 438.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 751.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 46.
  5. Wikipedia
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392i.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 751.
  8. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 751.
  9. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 740.
  10. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  11. Day of month inferred from Buller Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  12. "Naval Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 1 December, 1923. Issue 43513, col A, p. 19.