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==Life & Career==
 
==Life & Career==
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Roe's naval career started as an enlisted sailor, being made an acting Warrant Officer on 3 November, 1913.
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Roe was appointed to the {{UK-GoodHope|f=t}} as an Acting Mate on 14 August, 1914.<ref>Roe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/154/62.|}} f. 62.</ref>  He was part of a wireless detail landed from ''Good Hope'' at Isla Auchile in the Vallenar Roads on October 29.  These five men were left behind on ''Good Hope''<nowiki>'s</nowiki> departure and taken aboard {{UK-Canopus}} on 31 October.  In this way Roe survived ''Good Hope''<nowiki>'s</nowiki> loss with all hands at the [[Battle of Coronel]].<ref>Bennett. ''Coronel and the Falklands''.  p. 35-36.</ref><ref>Ship's Log of ''Canopus'', 31 October, 1914. [http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01Canopus.htm Available online at naval-history.net]</ref>
  
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Roe was confirmed in the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 14 October, 1916.<ref>Roe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/154/62.|}} f. 62.</ref>
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Roe was appointed to the {{UK-GoodHope|f=t}} as an Acting Mate on 14 August, 1914.<ref>Roe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/154/62}}</ref>  He was part of a wireless detail landed from ''Good Hope'' at Isla Auchile in the Vallenar Roads on October 29.  These five men were left behind on ''Good Hope''<nowiki>'s</nowiki> departure and taken aboard {{UK-Canopus}} on 31 October.  In this way Roe survived ''Good Hope''<nowiki>'s</nowiki> loss with all hands at the [[Battle of Coronel]].<ref>Bennett. ''Coronel and the Falklands''.  p. 35-36.</ref><ref>Ship's Log of ''Canopus'', 31 October, 1914. [http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01Canopus.htm Available online at naval-history.net]</ref>
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Roe was promoted to the rank of {{LieutRN}} on 14 October, 1916.<ref>Roe Service Record. {{TNA|ADM 196/154/62}}</ref>
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Roe was appointed in command of the {{UK-H50|f=t}} on 4 November, 1920.{{NLJan21|p. 782''a''}}
 
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Roe was promoted to the rank of {{LCommRN}} on 14 October, 1924.
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Roe was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of {{CommRN}} on 1 February, 1930.
  
 
==See Also==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:44, 2 July 2020

Robert Charles Thornber Roe (1 February, 1885 – 4 March, 1976) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Roe's naval career started as an enlisted sailor, being made an acting Warrant Officer on 3 November, 1913.

Roe was appointed to the armoured cruiser Good Hope as an Acting Mate on 14 August, 1914.[1] He was part of a wireless detail landed from Good Hope at Isla Auchile in the Vallenar Roads on October 29. These five men were left behind on Good Hope's departure and taken aboard Canopus on 31 October. In this way Roe survived Good Hope's loss with all hands at the Battle of Coronel.[2][3]

Roe was confirmed in the rank of Lieutenant on 14 October, 1916.[4]

Roe was appointed in command of the submarine H 50 on 4 November, 1920.[5]

Roe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 14 October, 1924.

Roe was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Commander on 1 February, 1930.

See Also

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Captain of H.M.S. C 6
30 Nov, 1917[6] – 13 Jul, 1918[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles A. W. Muir
Captain of H.M.S. D 8
13 Jul, 1918[8] – 27 Dec, 1918[9]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of S.M.S. UB 93
28 Dec, 1918[10] – 22 Jan, 1919[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Colin C. L. Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. H 50
4 Nov, 1920[12] – Aug, 1922[13]
Succeeded by
John D. de M. Leathes
Preceded by
John D. de M. Leathes
Captain of H.M.S. H 25
1 Jan, 1925[14][15] – 12 Mar, 1926[16]
Succeeded by
Edwin B. Clark
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. L 26
12 Mar, 1926[17][18] – Aug, 1928[19]
Succeeded by
John D. de M. Leathes

Footnotes

  1. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  2. Bennett. Coronel and the Falklands. p. 35-36.
  3. Ship's Log of Canopus, 31 October, 1914. Available online at naval-history.net
  4. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  6. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  7. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  8. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  9. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  10. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  11. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  13. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  14. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.
  15. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  16. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  17. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 251.
  18. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.
  19. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62. f. 62.