Robert Cecil Hamilton

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Vice-Admiral, retired Robert Cecil Hamilton (31 January, 1882 – 31 July, 1947) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Life & Career

Hamilton was born in Marylebone, the third son of Lord George Hamilton.[1]

Hamilton was promoted to Lieutenant on 31 July, 1901.[2]

He married Edith Maud Paley on 30 May, 1911.[3]

Hamilton was promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1913.[4]

The Great War

Hamilton was appointed to Agincourt as torpedo officer in August, 1914. He was to remain in her a considerable time, becoming her executive officer on 7 January, 1917.[5]

Post-war

Hamilton was promoted to Captain on 31 December, 1918.[6]

Hamilton was appointed in command of Agincourt on 19 February, 1919 vice Mawbey.[7][8]

He was appointed in command of Conqueror in June 1921.

He served as captain of Centurion from July 1928 to November 1929.

Hamilton was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 3 April, 1930 and was placed on the Retired List the next day.[9]

Hamilton was promoted to Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 19 July, 1935. Declared unfit for further service in 1940, he died on 31 July, 1947.[10]

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George G. Codrington
Captain of H.M.S. Porcupine
28 Apr, 1902[11] – 1 Aug, 1902[12]
Succeeded by
George N. Ballard
Preceded by
George G. Codrington
Captain of H.M.S. Angler
1 Aug, 1902[13]c. 8 Nov, 1902[14]
Succeeded by
Bernard J. H. Ward
Preceded by
Henry L. Mawbey
Captain of H.M.S. Agincourt
19 Feb, 1919[15][16] – 23 Jun, 1919[17]
Succeeded by
Vincent L. Bowring
Preceded by
Arthur J. Davies
Captain of H.M.S. King George V
14 Sep, 1920[18] – Jun, 1921[19]
Succeeded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Preceded by
Frank Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Conqueror
c. 1 Jun, 1921[20] – 1 Apr, 1922[21]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
1 Apr, 1922[22] – May, 1924[23]
Succeeded by
Robert C. Davenport
Preceded by
Alfred F. B. Carpenter
Captain of Chatham Dockyard
1 Feb, 1926[24] – 1 Feb, 1928[25]
Succeeded by
Arthur K. Betty
Preceded by
Robert S. MacFarlan
Captain of H.M.S. Centurion
27 Jul, 1928[26] – 11 Nov, 1929[27]
Succeeded by
Aubrey T. Tillard

Footnotes

  1. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67. Wikipedia.
  2. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  3. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  4. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  5. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  6. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  7. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 725.
  8. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  9. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  10. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  11. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  12. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  13. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  14. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  15. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 725.
  16. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  17. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  18. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  19. took command of Conqueror on that day, per Colin Mackie.
  20. Inferred from Powell Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44/242. f. 274.
  21. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  22. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  23. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  24. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  25. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.
  26. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  27. Hamilton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46. f. 67.