Robert Charles Thornber Roe

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

Life & Career

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 promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 October, 1916.[4]

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

See Also

Papers

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Captain of H.M.S. C 6
30 Nov, 1917[6]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles A. W. Muir
Captain of H.M.S. D 8
13 Jul, 1918[7]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Colin C. L. Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. H 50
4 Nov, 1920[8]
Succeeded by
John D. M. Leathes
Preceded by
Andrew L. Besant
Captain of H.M.S. H 25
1 Jan, 1925[9]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62
  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
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  6. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62
  7. Roe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/154/62
  8. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 782a.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 243.