Francis Tottenham

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Sir Francis William Loftus Tottenham
Born 17 August 1880
Fethard, Tipperary, Ireland
Died 1967
Westhill, Bembridge, Isle of Wight
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1895–1940
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Delhi
HMS Excellent
HMS Rooney
Africa Station
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Admiral Sir Francis William Loftus Tottenham KCB CBE (1880–1967) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station.

Naval career[edit]

Tottenham joined the Royal Navy in 1895.[1] He served in World War I with 4th Battle Squadron.[1] After the War he was a member of the Inter-Allied Naval Armistice Commission and Control Commission in Germany.[1] He commanded HMS Delhi from 1920 and then became Naval Attaché in Washington D. C. in 1922.[1] He later commanded the shore establishment HMS Excellent and then HMS Rooney.[1] He was made Rear Admiral commanding 3rd Cruiser Squadron in 1932 and Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station in 1935.[1] He retired as a full Admiral[2] in 1940.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. ^ Sir Francis Tottenham The Straits Times, 5 July 1939, Page 12
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Evans
Commander-in-Chief, Africa Station
Succeeded by
Sir George Lyon