Ragnar Musgrave Colvin
Life & Career
Colvin was born in the India Office, Whitehall, the son of Cleveland Sneyd Colvin, civil servant.
Colvin was promoted to Commander with seniority of 30 June, 1913.
He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December 1917.
On 27 June, 1919, he was appointed a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) for "valuable services as Assistant Director, Plans Division."
In August 1919, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caradoc.
He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 August, 1929.
He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 3 May, 1939.
Colvin died on 22 February, 1954 of a cerebral thrombosis.
- "Admiral Sir Ragnar Colvin" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 24 February, 1954. Issue 52864, col D, p. 10.
- Colvin, Admiral Sir Ragnar (1992). Memoirs of Admiral Sir Ragnar Colvin. Wintershill, Durley: Unknown Publisher.
- The National Archives. ADM 196/142.
- The National Archives. ADM 196/125.
- The National Archives. ADM 196/90.
- The National Archives. ADM 196/47.
- "Naval & Military Intelligence" The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 16, 1897; pg. 7; Issue 35388.
- The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 16.
- The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31421. p. 8066. 27 June, 1919.
- The London Gazette: no. 34029. p. 1425. 2 March, 1934.
- The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 741.
- The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 265.