Charles Ramsey (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Charles Ramsey
The Royal Navy during the Second World War A3177.jpg
Lord Elgin, the Lord Lieutenant of the County, presenting the golden key to the Commander in Chief, Vice Admiral Sir Charles Gordon Ramsey, KCB after the opening of the British Sailors Society Hostel, Rosyth, Fife
Born 4 December 1882
Southsea, Hampshire
Died 19 December 1966 (1966-12-20) (aged 84)
Martin, Florida, USA
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1897–1942
Rank Admiral
Commands held Rosyth
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Charles Gordon Ramsey KCB (4 December 1882 – 19 December 1966) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland. He was later appointed aide de camp to King George VI.

Naval career[edit]

Ramsey joined the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1897.[1] He served in World War I, at one time as captain of HMS Pasley, and was present at the Battle of Jutland.[1] He was appointed Commander of the 2nd Battle Squadron in 1935[1] and Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth in 1939, serving in that role during World War II until retirement in 1942.[2]


In 1912, Ramsey married Luben Clare Hancock;[3] they had one child, a daughter, Patricia, who married Commander Henry de Chair in 1936.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Evelyn Thomson
Commander-in-Chief, Rosyth
Succeeded by
Sir Wilbraham Ford