Life & Career
The son of a Reverend.
As a Midshipman, Ruck-Keene was appointed to the Vanguard on 1 February, 1916. He was fortunate to have been lent to the depot ship Lucia for service with submarines before Vanguard blew up just before midnight on 9 July 1917, being then one of approximately twenty-four men who escaped with their lives.
Ruck-Keene was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 February, 1919.
Ruck-Keene was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1931.
Ruck-Keene was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1936.
Ruck-Keene was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 5 July, 1946.
Ruck-Keene was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Vice-Admiral on 3 August, 1949.
Conway B. Allen
|Captain of H.M.S. H 34
20 Aug, 1924
George C. P. Menzies
|Captain of H.M.S. Oswald
15 Oct, 1928
Reginald R. Helbert
Charles H. Allen
|Captain of H.M.S. Alecto
17 May, 1932 – c. 22 Feb, 1933[Inference]
Gerald A. Garnons-Williams
Edward A. Aylmer
|Captain of H.M.S. Cyclops
15 Nov, 1939 – 27 May, 1940
Edward H. Longsdon
- The National Archives. ADM 137/3680. f. 445.
- The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
- The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 257.
- The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 214.