Richard Stirling Robinson

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Commander (retired) Richard Stirling Robinson, R.N. (20 April, 1886 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London, the son of Bank Manager W. F. Robinson.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1908.

Robinson was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 10 on 15 August, 1911.[1]

Robinson was appointed in command of the destroyer Vulture on 20 June, 1913.[2]

Robinson was appointed to the light cruiser Arethusa on 25 July, 1914. He was badly bruised in both legs in action against the Germans at the Battle of Heligoland Bight on 28 August.

Robinson was made a Flight Commander on 28 February, 1916 as he left an appointment in command of the River Class destroyer H.M.S. Boyne. He was first sent to Wormwood Scrubbs Airship Station. On 4 April, he moved to the station at Kingsnorth. Later in the year, he was sent to Howden. On 6 November 1916, he was ordered back to Kingsnorth.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1916.

On 30 June, 1917 while still at Kingsnorth Airship Station, he was promoted to Squadron Commander. On 6 August, he was appointed to H.M.S. Daedalus for Gramnell [?] and related duties. He remained assigned there until 14 October, 1919.

Robinson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 20 April, 1926.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Frederic G. Schurr
Captain of H.M. T.B. 074
15 Dec, 1910[3] – 3 Apr, 1911
Succeeded by
Ambrose Rowe
Preceded by
Alexander H. Gye
Captain of H.M. T.B. 10
15 Aug, 1911[4] – 20 Jun, 1913
Succeeded by
Arthur E. H. Wright
Preceded by
Herbert G. Briggs
Captain of H.M.S. Vulture
20 Jun, 1913[5] – 8 Jul, 1914
Succeeded by
Nowell C. Johnstone
Preceded by
Robert Makin
Captain of H.M.S. Boyne
4 Dec, 1915 – 15 Feb, 1916
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Warner

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 396.
  3. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 400.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  5. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 396.