Robert Ross Turner

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Vice-Admiral Robert Ross Turner, C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O., R.N. (13 October, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Turner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1906.[1]

Turner was appointed to Mercury for command of submarines on 20 April, 1908.[2]

Turner was appointed in command of the submarine C 15 on 26 February, 1914.[3]

Turner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March, 1914.[4]

In September, 1914, he was appointed in command of the submarine D 3.[5]

Turner was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[6]

Post-war

Turner was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1923.[7]

He was appointed in command of the light cruiser Conquest in December, 1924.

In 1926, Turner and Alexander Boyd Greig were thanked by the Admiralty for helping supply electrical power at dockside from submarines under his command during a general strike.[8]

Turner was appointed to the light cruiser Leander vice Fraser on 21 December, 1932 to oversee her completion and to take command upon her commissioning, which occurred on 27 February, 1933. He was reappointed on 7 June, 1933 and made Flag Captain to Rear Admiral P. L. H. Noble.[9]

Turner was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 September, 1935. On 13 September, he was appointed Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Royal Dockyard vice Kitson.[10]

Turner was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 May, 1939.[11]

World War II

Turner served in a number of capacities, including an appointment as Senior British Naval Officer, Greece, appointed in succession to the ailing Rear-Admiral Turle on 12 February, 1945, and holding the rank of Rear-Admiral while doing so.[12]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. C 23
19 Mar, 1909[13][14][15] – 5 Feb, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
John K. P. Sherlock
Preceded by
Reginald T. Dimsdale
Captain of H.M.S. C 15
26 Feb, 1914[17][18] – 19 Oct, 1914[19]
Succeeded by
Edward R. Lewes
Preceded by
Edward C. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. D 3
19 Oct, 1914[20] – 25 Sep, 1915[21]
Succeeded by
Reginald T. Dimsdale
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 23
25 Sep, 1915[22] – 29 Aug, 1916[23]
Succeeded by
Richard H. B. Everard
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. K 6
29 Aug, 1916[24] – 18 Sep, 1916[25]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Layton
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. K 8
18 Sep, 1916[26] – 14 Nov, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Alecto
14 Nov, 1918[28] – 15 Jan, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
Thomas C. B. Harbottle
Preceded by
Cecil P. Talbot
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
May, 1920[30] – 1 Jul, 1922[31]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins
Preceded by
Robert H. T. Raikes
Captain of H.M.S. Vulcan
1 Dec, 1922[32] – 31 Dec, 1924[33]
Succeeded by
John B. Glencross
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Captain of H.M.S. Conquest
31 Dec, 1924[34] – 31 Dec, 1926[35]
Succeeded by
Reginald B. Darke
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Captain (S), First Submarine Flotilla
31 Dec, 1924[36] – 31 Dec, 1926[37]
Succeeded by
Reginald B. Darke
Preceded by
Charles G. Brodie
Captain of H.M.S. Dolphin
15 Jun, 1927[38][39] – 15 Jun, 1929[40]
Succeeded by
Reginald B. Darke
Preceded by
Geoffrey Layton
Deputy Director of Operations Division
1 Aug, 1929[41] – 11 Aug, 1931[42]
Succeeded by
Ernest J. Spooner
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Leander
21 Dec, 1932[43]
Succeeded by
Arthur F. E. Palliser
Preceded by
Henry K. Kitson
Admiral Superintendent, Portsmouth Dockyard
13 Sep, 1935[44] – 14 Jan, 1941[45]
Succeeded by
Marshal L. Clarke

Footnotes

  1. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  2. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  3. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 316.
  4. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 353.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 114.
  7. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  8. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  9. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  10. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  11. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  12. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  13. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  14. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Saturday, 20 March, 1909. Issue 38912, col C, p. 9.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1910). p. 395a.
  16. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  17. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  18. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 316.
  19. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  20. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  21. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  22. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  23. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  24. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  25. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  26. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  27. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  28. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  29. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  30. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 725.
  31. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  32. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 286.
  33. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  34. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  35. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  36. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  37. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  38. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  39. The Navy List. (January, 1928). p. 232.
  40. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  41. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  42. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  43. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  44. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.
  45. Turner Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/13. f. ?.