Robert Edward Meade Harris

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Lieutenant-Commander Robert Edward Meade Harris, R.N. (12 December, 1886 – 29 March, 1947) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bury St. Edmunds, Harris was the son og Colonel J. E. Harris.

Harris was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 39 June, 1909.

Harris was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1917.


Harris was appointed in command of the destroyer Vancouver on 30 November, 1918.[1]

Harris was placed on the Retired List due to non-service on 20 August, 1929.

World War II

Harris was appointed to Victory on 31 August, 1939 for the Contraband Control Service Base Weymouth. On 8 October, 1941 he was appointed to duty on the staff of the Flag Officer in Charge of Southampton, temporary.

He reverted to the Retired List on 25 August, 1943.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry P. Boxer
Captain of H.M. T.B. 4
17 Jan, 1916 – 31 Jul, 1916
Succeeded by
Frederick R. M. Johnson
Preceded by
Richard A. A. Plowden
Captain of H.M.S. Moon
31 Jul, 1916[2] – 30 Nov, 1918
Succeeded by
Kenneth B. Millar
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Vancouver
30 Nov, 1918[3] – 20 Apr, 1921
Succeeded by
Edward C. Thornton
Preceded by
Henry V. Hudson
Captain of H.M.S. Stork
25 Apr, 1922[4] – 29 Apr, 1924
Succeeded by
Kenneth B. Millar


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879b.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 848.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 879b.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 815.