Walter Clervaux Chaytor
Life & Career
Chaytor was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1896.
On 1 December, 1903, Chaytor was appointed in command of the fishery protection vessel Jackal. When she paid off on 4 February, 1905, he was appointed in command of the torpedo gunboat Harrier. After a year in her, he spent sixteen moths in command of Ringdove. He would leave this appointment with a positive evaluation from Captain Robertson that was offset by an admiral's note that "I do not consider that he has shewn zedal or ability." He went to a War Course, obtaining a third class certificate in January, 1908.
Chaytor was placed on the Retired List at his own request, shortly after he succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his brother William on 25 April, to be promoted to Commander upon reaching age forty. He would die just short of that time, however.
Cecil E. Rooke
|Captain of H.M.S. Harrier
4 Feb, 1905 – 23 Jan, 1906
Henry William Grant
|Captain of H.M.S. Ringdove
23 Jan, 1906 – 20 May, 1907
William W. Wilson
- The Monthly Navy List. (December, 1905). p. 323.
- The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 368.