Robert Clutterbuck Davenport

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Vice-Admiral Robert Clutterbuck Davenport, C.B., R.N. (13 April, 1882 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Thomas Marriott Davenport, solicitor was born in Abingdon, Berks.

Davenport was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1903.[1]

Davenport was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1911.

Davenport was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1916.


Davenport was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1922.

Davenport was appointed in command of the battleship Queen Elizabeth in May, 1930.

Davenport was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 June, 1934.

Davenport was placed on the Retired List under the provisions of Order in Council of 9 March, 1914 on 22 January, 1938.

In December, 1940 he suffered a heart attack, and was unfit for service for several months, and then only for shore service.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert C. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Despatch
25 Apr, 1924[2] – Jun, 1926
Succeeded by
Douglas B. Le Mottée
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of the Fleet, Atlantic Fleet
14 Dec, 1928[3] – 7 May, 1930
Succeeded by
Alfred Englefield Evans
Preceded by
Wilfrid A. Egerton
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
7 May, 1930 – 3 Jan, 1933
Succeeded by
Stephen St. L. Moore
Preceded by
Andrew B. Cunningham
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
30 Jan, 1933[4] – 30 Jan, 1935
Succeeded by
John C. Tovey
Preceded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Commander-in-Chief, Coast of Scotland
? – 22 Jul, 1937[5]
Succeeded by
Evelyn C. O. Thomson


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 20.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 232.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 255.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1934). p. 260.
  5. Take from successor. Thomson Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. Unnumbered folio.