Arthur Lionel Ochoncar Forbes-Sempill

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Rear-Admiral THE HONOURABLE Arthur Lionel Ochoncar Forbes-Sempill, R.N., Retired (24 September, 1877 – 1962) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of the Right Honourable Lord Sempill gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1899.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1910.

Semphill attended the Royal Navy War College from 3 March to 20 June, 1913, placing first of ten commanders.

Starting the war in the old battleship Dominion, Forbes-Sempill was appointed executive officer of the battleship Valiant on 6 September 1915 and fought in her at the Battle of Jutland.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.

Forbes-Sempill was appointed command of the scout cruiser Blonde in February 1917.

He was appointed command of the light cruiser Cordelia on 1 June, 1917,[1] and was in her at the surrender of the German fleet.

Post-War

Forbes-Sempill was appointed command of the battleship Colossus on 15 May, 1919.[2]

Placed on the Retired List at his own request on 31 March, 1923.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral 3 August, 1927.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Laurence R. Oliphant
Captain of H.M.S. Leander
9 Sep, 1916[3] – 7 Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Henry P. V. Hickman
Preceded by
Basil V. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
15 Feb, 1917 – 1 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
Theodore J. Hallett
Preceded by
Tufton P. H. Beamish
Captain of H.M.S. Cordelia
1 Jun, 1917[4] – 1 May, 1919
Succeeded by
Norton A. Sulivan
Preceded by
Robert A. Hornell
Captain of H.M.S. Colossus
15 May, 1919[5] – 14 Jul, 1920
Succeeded by
Francis A. Clutterbuck
Preceded by
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Commanding Officer of the Nore Command of the Coast Guard
1 May, 1922 – 31 Mar, 1923
Succeeded by
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Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 764.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 761.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395u.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 764.
  5. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 761.