Commander Charles Napier Robinson

By Anon, published February 1937


An obituary of one of the founders of both the SNR and NRS and a member of the first SNR Council. Born in 1849 he had an active and distinguished service career serving throughout the world and received a Mention in Despatches for actions against slaving dhows off the East African coast. After twenty years of service he retired early under the Childers Scheme and became naval editor of The Army and Navy Gazette and later The Times naval correspondent and editor of Brassey’s Naval Annual. His forty three years in journalism also saw his emergence as a prolific author who had a considerable impact on how naval history was both written and understood, as well as a writer of naval fiction. He received RUSI’s Chesney Medal for his contribution to naval literature.

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Filed under: Nineteenth Century | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
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