Robert Lindsay Burnett

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Admiral Robert Lindsay Burnett (22 July, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Aberdeenshire, Burnett was raised by his mother.

Burnett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1910.

Burnett was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1918.

Post-War

Burnett was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1923.

Burnett was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1930.

World War II

Burnett was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1941.

Burnett was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 9 December, 1943.

Burnett was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 15 September, 1946.

Retired 1 May, 1950.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ian C. Cowan
Captain of H.M. T.B. 26
4 Feb, 1915[1] – 10 Jul, 1916
Succeeded by
Edward S. F. Fegen
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Pasley
10 Jul, 1916 – Jul, 1916
Succeeded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Captain of H.M.S. Acheron
Jul, 1916[2] – 15 Nov, 1916
Succeeded by
John B. Spurgin
Preceded by
George H. I. Parker
Captain of H.M.S. Nessus
29 Nov, 1916[3] – 29 Apr, 1918
Succeeded by
Hugh E. Raymond
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Scotsman
29 Apr, 1918 – 1 Jun, 1918
Succeeded by
Richard B. England
Preceded by
John M. Porter
Captain of H.M.S. Bruce
14 Mar, 1931[4]
Succeeded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Preceded by
John M. Porter
as Commander (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
Captain (D), Eighth Destroyer Flotilla
14 Mar, 1931[5] – Apr, 1933
Succeeded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Preceded by
Cecil R. E. W. Perryman
Captain of H.M.S. Keppel
? – Apr, 1933
Succeeded by
Harold T. Baillie-Grohman
Preceded by
The Hon. Edmund R. Drummond
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
25 Apr, 1933 – 1 Aug, 1933
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Peters
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Amphion
5 Dec, 1935 – 1 Mar, 1939
Succeeded by
Harold B. Farncomb
as Captain of H.M.A.S. Perth
Preceded by
Stuart S. Bonham-Carter
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
1 Mar, 1939 – 14 Nov, 1940
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Tenth Cruiser Squadron
12 Jan, 1943
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William E. C. Tait
Commander-in-Chief, South Atlantic
1944 – 1946
Succeeded by
Clement Moody

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 401.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 391a.
  3. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 395x.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 219.
  5. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 219.