Robert James Gardner

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Commander Robert James Gardner, (13 September, 1900 – 18 September, 1966) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Gardner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1923.

Gardner's H 47 sank after being rammed by L 12 off the Pembrokeshire coast on 9 July, 1929. He was tried by a Court Martial on four charges. He was found guilty of not having manoeuvred his submarine to avoid or mitigate the handling of the other submarine, which was judged to be negligent. Gardner received a reprimand.[1]

Gardner was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1931.

Gardner was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1937.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Evelyn S. Felton
Captain of H.M.S. H 47
29 Apr, 1929 – 9 Jul, 1929
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
George F. Stevens-Guille
Captain of H.M.S. Achates
28 Mar, 1939[2] – 10 Aug, 1940
Succeeded by
Robert W. Jocelyn


  1. "Commander of H 47 Reprimanded." The Times (London, England), 3 Aug. 1929, p. 10.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 253.