Robert Jocelyn Oliver Otway-Ruthven DSO, RN

Born  12 Mar 1901
Died  17 May 1974(73)

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15 May 1920 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1921 S.Lt.
3 Jun 1922 Lt.
3 Jun 1930 Lt.Cdr.
31 Dec 1935 Cdr.
30 Jun 1943 Capt.

Retired: 29 Jul 1952


16 Aug 1940 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
14 Nov 1944 DSO

Warship Commands listed for Robert Jocelyn Oliver Otway-Ruthven, RN

HMS Prince of Wales (53)Cdr.Battleship1 Mar 19405 Oct 1940
HMS Flamingo (L 18 / U 18)Cdr.SloopMar 194120 Jan 1942
HMS Glasgow (21)Cdr.Light cruiser21 May 194230 Jul 1942
HMS Leander (75)Capt.Light cruiser24 Feb 1945mid 1947

Career information

XO in command during construction of battleship Prince of Wales

Events related to this officer

Battleship HMS Prince of Wales (53)

31 Aug 1940
During the night of 31 August / 1 September 1940, Prince of Wales was damaged in a German air raid (160 bombers) while still under construction. This delayed her completion. (1)


  1. ADM 199/2566

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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