Arthur Sydney Chambers

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Commander Arthur Sydney Chambers, R.N., Retired (7 March, 1875 – 22 January, 1926.) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Chambers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 August, 1896.

Chambers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 August, 1904.

Chambers was appointed to Duncan as first officer on 1 February, 1908. In his first ten days there, he was reported for an excessive wine bill, incurring the Admiralty's severe displeasure, but Captain Ewart evaluated Chambers as a "markedly efficient executive officer who commands & leads the men well", and specifically noted that Chambers had reined in his drinking.

Chambers was promoted to the rank of Acting Commander on 5 August, 1917.

Chambers was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 October, 1919.

Died after suffering for two years with cirrhosis of the liver.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William H. D. Boyle
Captain of H.M.S. Hardy
9 Oct, 1903[1] – 27 Oct, 1904
Succeeded by
Alfred B. Barker
Preceded by
William H. Grieve
Captain of H.M.S. Skate
28 Oct, 1904 – 1 Apr, 1905
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Morris E. Cochrane
Captain of H.M.S. Ranger
1 Apr, 1905 – 23 May, 1905
Succeeded by
Frank F. Rose
Preceded by
Frank F. Rose
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
23 May, 1905 – 1 Aug, 1905
Succeeded by
Bernard J. H. Ward


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 323.