Sydney Raw

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Sir Sydney Raw
Born 1898
Died 1967
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Medway
HMS Phoebe
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath

Vice Admiral Sir Sydney Moffatt Raw KBE CB (1898–1967) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Fourth Sea Lord.

Naval career[edit]

Raw served in World War I and fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.[1] He also served in World War II and led the naval work on the recovery of the submarine HMS Thetis off Anglesey in 1939[2] before being given command of the submarine tender HMS Medway in 1940[3] and being appointed Chief of Staff to the Admiral (Submarines) in 1942.[1] He also commanded the cruiser HMS Phoebe during operations on the Burma coast from 1944.[1]

In 1947 he was appointed Commodore at the Royal Naval Barracks Devonport before becoming Flag Officer Submarines in 1950 and Fourth Sea Lord and Chief of Supplies and Transport in 1952.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Guy Grantham
Flag Officer Submarines
Succeeded by
George Simpson
Preceded by
Earl Mountbatten
Fourth Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Parham