Robert Don Oliver

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Robert Don Oliver, C.B., C.B.E., D.S.C. (17 March, 1895 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Major William J. Oliver of the Reserve Royal Artillery.

Oliver was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1916.[1]

Oliver was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1924.[2]

Oliver was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1929.[3]

Oliver was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1935.[4]

Oliver was appointed in command of the battleship Iron Duke in January, 1939.[5]

Oliver was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 January, 1945.[6]

Oliver was placed on the Retired List at the rank of Vice-Admiral on 26 September, 1948. In 1950 he was granted permission to proceed to France.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wilfrid R. Patterson
Squadron Gunnery Officer, Battle Cruiser Squadron
24 Apr, 1931[8][9] – 24 Apr, 1933[10]
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Beevor
Preceded by
John H. D. Cunningham
Captain of H.M.S. Resolution
c. 12 Mar, 1936[11][Fact Check] – 12 Mar, 1936[12]
Succeeded by
Oswald W. Cornwallis
Preceded by
Alfred J. L. Phillips
Captain of H.M.S. Iron Duke
23 Jan, 1939[13] – 26 Oct, 1939[14]
Succeeded by
Cecil S. Sandford
Preceded by
John M. Mansfield
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
29 Oct, 1940[15] – 24 Nov, 1942[16]
Succeeded by
Douglas Young-Jamieson
Preceded by
Herbert A. Packer
Captain of H.M.S. Excellent
15 Jan, 1943[17] – 23 Feb, 1944[18]
Succeeded by
William G. Agnew

Footnotes

  1. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  2. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  3. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  4. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  5. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  6. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  7. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  8. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 246.
  10. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  11. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  12. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  13. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. ?.
  14. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. ?.
  15. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/117/58. f. 58.
  16. Young-Jamieson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/56/44. f. 44.
  17. Oliver Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/93/12. f. ?.
  18. Agnew Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/121/71. f. ?.