Arthur Caerlyon Stanford

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Commander Arthur Caerlyon Stanford, D.S.C. (20 October, 1904 – 17 January, 1942) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Stanford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1926.[1]

Stanford was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1934.[2]

Stanford was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1938.[3]

Commanded Matabele from 15 April, 1941 to his death on 17 January, 1942 when she was sunk near Murmansk by a U-boat.[4]

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William D. G. Weir
Captain of H.M.S. Stronghold
27 Sep, 1934[5]
Succeeded by
Edward Neville
Preceded by
Hugh M. Barnes
Captain of H.M.S. Encounter
25 Jan, 1936[6]
Succeeded by
Aubrey St. Clair-Ford
Preceded by
Robert St. V. Sherbrooke
Captain of H.M.S. Matabele
15 Apr, 1941[7] – 17 Jan, 1942[8]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


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