Rafe Grenville Rowley-Conwy

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Rafe Grenville Rowley-Conwy (11 September, 1875 – 4 April, 1951) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born Rafe Grenville Rowley Conwy, the son of Captain C. R. Conwy, J.P.. Conwy's first regular appointment was to the second class battleship Anson on 29 August, 1890. Though no explicit mention of an issue is recorded, Conwy's conduct was to be reported on in six month's time, which suggests disciplinary problems. On 1 March, 1891, he was reported to be diligent and attentive on deck but lazy at school. This appears to have been good enough to smooth over whatever had happened. Service in Cleopatra, Charybdis and Hood followed.[1]

Conwy was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 June, 1897. On 22 October, 1898 he was invalided from the Scout in the Mediterranean. On 25 March, 1899, he altered his name by hyphenating to become Rafe Grenville Rowley-Conwy.[2]

Rowley-Conwy was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1911 and superseded in command of Skipjack on 30 June. On 31 August 1911, he was appointed in command of the "C" Class destroyer Violet.[3]

On 1 May 1912, Rowley-Conwy was placed in command of the destroyer Martin.[4]

On 12 May, 1914, Rowley-Conwy was appointed in command of the Laforey Class destroyer Lark.[5]

Great War

Rowley-Conwy commanded Lark until being appointed to the "M" Class destroyer Mentor on 27 November, 1914, to take command upon her commissioning.

Rowley-Conwy was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1916.[6]

He was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Parker in November, 1917.[7]

Post-War

In May, 1921, Rowley-Conwy was appointed in command of the light cruiser Curacoa.

Rowley-Conwy was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 9 June, 1922.[8]

Rowley-Conwy was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on the Retired List on 12 February, 1928.[9]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles P. Mansel
Captain of H.M.S. Circe
13 Nov, 1908[10] – 23 Jul, 1909[11]
Succeeded by
Hubert H. Holland
Preceded by
Harry C. J. R. West
Captain of H.M.S. Skipjack
23 Jul, 1909[12][13] – 30 Jun, 1911[14]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Lloyd Thomas
Preceded by
Edward H. Cater
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
31 Aug, 1911[15] – 1 May, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Robert H. Coppinger
Preceded by
Edward O. Tudor
Captain of H.M.S. Martin
1 May, 1912[17][18] – 30 Dec, 1912[19]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Preceded by
Denis G. Thynne
Captain of H.M.S. Lark
12 May, 1914[20][21] – 27 Nov, 1914[22]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Hughes White
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Mentor
27 Nov, 1914[23][24] – 5 Jul, 1915[25]
Succeeded by
Edward T. Inman
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Nimrod
5 Jul, 1915[26][27] – 30 Apr, 1917[28]
Succeeded by
Robert A. Hornell
Preceded by
Clement L. Long
Captain of H.M.S. Greenwich
30 Apr, 1917[29][30] – Nov, 1917[31]
Succeeded by
Kerrison Kiddle
Preceded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Captain of H.M.S. Parker
Nov, 1917[32][33] – 1 Mar, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Reginald St. P. Parry
Preceded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Captain (D), Fifteenth Destroyer Flotilla
Nov, 1917[35][36] – 1 Mar, 1919[37]
Succeeded by
Ralph Kerr
Preceded by
Philip E. V. Townshend
Captain of H.M.S. Campbell
1 Mar, 1919[38] – 7 Jul, 1919[39]
Succeeded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Preceded by
Harold E. Sulivan
Captain (D), Third Destroyer Flotilla
1 Mar, 1919[40] – 7 Jul, 1919[41]
Succeeded by
Francis A. W. Buller
Preceded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
14 May, 1921[42] – Sep, 1921[43]
Succeeded by
Algernon H. C. Candy
Preceded by
Barry E. Domvile
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
Sep, 1921[44] – 17 Apr, 1922[45]
Succeeded by
Hugh C. Buckle

Footnotes

  1. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  2. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  3. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  4. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  5. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  6. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  8. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  9. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  10. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  11. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  12. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  13. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 376.
  14. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  15. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  16. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  17. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  18. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 343.
  19. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  20. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 345.
  22. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  23. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  24. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 396.
  25. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  26. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  27. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396ff.
  28. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  29. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  30. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 394c.
  31. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  32. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  33. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  34. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  35. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  36. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 862.
  37. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  38. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  39. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  40. Rowley-Conway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  41. Rowley-Conway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  42. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  43. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  44. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.
  45. Rowley-Conwy Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/83. ff. 83, 232.