Arthur Falkenberg Powell

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Lieutenant-Commander Arthur Falkenberg Powell (4 July, 1884 – 19 June, 1919) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Powell ranked nineteenth among 62 successful candidates in examinations for entry to the Britannia intake term of September 1899, with 2373 marks.[1]

Powell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1905. He asked for three months allowance to have nasal surgery performed before joining Jupiter. He was not ready for service until December, however, and so his appointment was changed to Albemarle, commencing from 1 December.

Powell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1913. He was appointed to the battleship Queen as navigating officer on 30 April, 1914.

Great War

Powell took over as acting commander of Queen on 19 September, 1916 during the sick leave of Commander George M. A. Rowe.

Powell was admitted to Royal Naval Hospital, South Queensferry on 5 June, 1919 with hemorrhoids. Things went terribly and gangrene set in. He died there on 19 June, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Cecil V. Usborne
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
12 Dec, 1916 – 1 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Henry G. H. Adams
Preceded by
Oliver M. F. Stokes
Captain of H.M.S. Peony
1 Feb, 1917[2] – 30 Apr, 1919
Succeeded by


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 12, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35906.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 867.