Robert Melvill Gardner

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Captain R.N.R. Robert Melvill Gardner, R.N.R., Retired (16 August, 1878 – ) was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve who received an inordinate number of command appointments of small vessels during the Great War.

Life & Career

Gardner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant R.N.R. on 23 July, 1910.

Gardner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander R.N.R. on 12 August, 1918.

Gardner was appointed in command of the destroyer Waveney on 14 October, 1918.[1]

Post-War

He was appointed in command of the patrol boat PC 74 on 14 December, 1918.[2]

Gardner was promoted to the rank of Commander R.N.R. on 30 June, 1922.

Gardner was retired at the rank of Captain R.N.R. on 16 August, 1928.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernald G. H. Master
Captain of H.M.S. Sylvia
23 Apr, 1916 – 4 Jun, 1916
Succeeded by
Peter Shaw
Preceded by
Arthur E. Durham
Captain of H.M.S. Wolf
15 Jun, 1916[3] – 2 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
George R. Parry
Preceded by
William Devlin
Captain of H.M.S. Panther
4 Jun, 1917 – 31 Jul, 1917
Succeeded by
Richard T. Smailes
Preceded by
Reginald A. Woodward
Captain of H.M.S. Ure
1 Aug, 1917 – 29 Oct, 1917
Succeeded by
Sidney F. Allen
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. P47
13 Nov, 1917 – 28 Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
William H. Dunster
Preceded by
William H. Dunster
Captain of H.M.S. Flying Fish
28 Feb, 1918 – mid Oct, 1918[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
Percy Younghusband
Preceded by
Charles C. de M. Malan
Captain of H.M.S. Waveney
14 Oct, 1918[4] – 8 Dec, 1918
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Captain of H.M.S. PC 74
14 Dec, 1918[5] – 2 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Walter H. Leeke

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 942.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 861.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 399j.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 942.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 861.