Claud Arthur William Hamilton

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Claud Arthur William Hamilton, R.N. (3 April, 1861 – 21 January, 1940) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Devonport, Hamilton was raised by Mrs. Mary Cumming of Exmouth.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 7 September, 1883.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1895.

Hamilton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1903.

Hamilton was made captain of the armoured cruiser Essex in 1906.

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Aboukir on 2 March, 1907.[1]

Hamilton placed first out of eleven captains at the Royal Navy War College session of 5 October, 1909 - 28 January, 1910.

Hamilton was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 June, 1913, having recently been judged fit only for shore service. No participation in the Great War is indicated.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Rosario
20 Mar, 1900[2] – 2 Jul, 1902
Succeeded by
Thomas Jackson
Preceded by
Lionel G. Tufnell
Captain of Training Ship H.M.S. Boscawen
20 Feb, 1904[3] – 1 Oct, 1905
Succeeded by
Francis E. Travers
Preceded by
Edward S. Fitzherbert
Captain of H.M.S. Barfleur
16 Nov, 1905[4] – 20 Mar, 1906
Succeeded by
Hugh H. D. Tothill
Preceded by
Richard B. Farquhar
Captain of H.M.S. Essex
20 Mar, 1906[5] – 1 Mar, 1907
Succeeded by
Robert J. Prendergast
Preceded by
Robert J. Prendergast
Captain of H.M.S. Aboukir
2 Mar, 1907[6] – 9 Mar, 1909
Succeeded by
Norman C. Palmer
Preceded by
Robert G. Fraser
as Rear-Admiral-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
Captain-in-Charge of the South of Ireland Coast Guard District
1 Feb, 1910[7] – 1 Jan, 1912
Succeeded by
Hugh T. Hibbert


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 271.
  2. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 300.
  3. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 286.
  4. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 2 November, 1905. Issue 37854, col A, p. 8.
  5. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 309.
  6. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 271.
  7. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 423.