Arthur Calvert Clarke

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Vice-Admiral (retired) Arthur Calvert Clarke, C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O. (10 August, 1848 – 8 November, 1926) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 April, 1872.[1]

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1883.[2]

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1891.[3]

At some time around 1898, Clarke "[l]anded with the Naval Force and cooperated with the military at taking over of Sham chur(?). Duty well & exceptionally performed."[4]

Clarke was appointed in command of the battleship Prince George in November, 1901.

Clarke was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 10 August, 1903.[5]

Clarke was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 10 February, 1904 and then to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 March, 1908.[6]

In mid-1915, Clarke offered his services, but was told there was no position for him and that he was free to offer himself to the War Office.[7]

Clarke died at Algiers on 8 November 1926 (first reported as 9 November). His funeral was on the 9th and was attended by members of the British Colony & representatives of French Naval and Military authorities.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alfred T. Dale
Captain of H.M.S. Espiegle
23 Aug, 1887[9][10] – 30 Oct, 1891[11]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Terpsichore
11 Jul, 1893[12] – 29 Aug, 1893[13]
Succeeded by
John L. Marx
Preceded by
John P. Pipon
Captain of H.M.S. Magicienne
30 Aug, 1893[14][15] – 23 Mar, 1897[16]
Succeeded by
Frederick O. Pike
Preceded by
William H. Henderson
Captain of H.M.S. Edgar
23 Mar, 1897[17] – 12 May, 1897[18]
Succeeded by
Harry S. F. Niblett
Preceded by
John S. Hallifax
Captain of H.M.S. Undaunted
12 May, 1897[19] – 25 Apr, 1901[20]
Succeeded by
Frederick A. Warden
Preceded by
Herbert A. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Thames
16 Jul, 1901[21]
Succeeded by
Henry L. Fleet
Preceded by
Robert A. J. Montgomerie
Captain of H.M.S. Prince George
22 Nov, 1901[22][23] – 9 Aug, 1903[24]
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Campbell

Footnotes

  1. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 223.
  2. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 223.
  3. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 223.
  4. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 223.
  5. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  6. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  7. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  8. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  9. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. ff. 223, 227.
  10. The Navy List. (March, 1891). p. 219.
  11. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. ff. 223, 227.
  12. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. ff. 223, 227.
  13. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. ff. 223, 227.
  14. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. ff. 223, 227.
  15. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 238.
  16. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. ff. 223, 227.
  17. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. ff. 223, 227.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 308.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 308.
  20. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  21. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col C, p. 8.
  22. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.
  23. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 295.
  24. Clarke Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/38/216. f. 227.