Ralph Vincent Eyre

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Captain Ralph Vincent Eyre, D.S.O., R.N., Retired (21 September, 1882 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Mayfair West, the son of retired Colonel Henry R. Eyre, Coldstream Guards Regiment.

Eyre was appointed in command of the destroyer Brisk on 31 December, 1911.[1]

Eyre was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1912.

Eyre was in command of the destroyer Mounsey at the Battle of Jutland, where she was part of the Eleventh Destroyer Flotilla.[2]

Eyre was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[3]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Wryneck on 18 September, 1918.[4]


Eyre was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon expiration of his foreign service leave, which occurred on 2 March, 1923.

Eyre was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 21 September, 1927.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil R. Hemans
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
20 Mar, 1909[5] – 1909
Succeeded by
Norman A. K. Money
Preceded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Osprey
1 Dec, 1909[6]
Succeeded by
Eric Q. Carter
Preceded by
Charles W. J. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Orwell
15 Aug, 1910[7]
Succeeded by
Ernest H. B. Williams
Preceded by
Sandford G. R. Nevile
Captain of H.M.S. Brisk
31 Dec, 1911[8] – late 1915
Succeeded by
William W. Wilson
Preceded by
William W. Wilson
Captain of H.M.S. Mounsey
Oct, 1915[9]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Craven
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Wryneck
18 Sep, 1918[10]
Succeeded by
Alexander S. Douglas


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 285.
  2. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 45.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 345.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 945a.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 371.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 351.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 351.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 392m.
  9. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395u.
  10. The Navy List. (August, 1920). p. 902-945.