Leonard Fosbrooke Potter

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Rear-Admiral Leonard Fosbrooke Potter, (6 August, 1885 – 18 September, 1942) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Potter was one of the few men who served throughout the Great War in the same ship, having been appointed to the dreadnought Monarch as Lieutenant (T) on 3 January, 1914.

Potter finally left Monarch when he was was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1918.

World War II

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Eric G. Robinson
Fleet Torpedo Officer, Mediterranean Fleet
23 Jul, 1923[1]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Harwood
Preceded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Captain of H.M.S. Cumberland
5 Apr, 1929 – 21 Aug, 1931
Succeeded by
Thomas B. Drew
Preceded by
Douglas B. Le Mottée
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
3 Feb, 1933 – Feb, 1934[2]
Succeeded by
Herbert Fitzherbert
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Captain of H.M.S. Royal Oak
26 Apr, 1934 – 7 Aug, 1934
Succeeded by
Allan T. G. C. Peachey
Preceded by
Roderick B. T. Miles
Captain of H.M.S. Defiance
7 Aug, 1934[3] – 9 Jul, 1936[4]
Succeeded by
Douglas A. Budgen


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 260.
  2. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1935). p. 229.
  4. Superseded that day. Budgen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/52/267. f. 637.