Charles Laverock Lambe

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Captain Charles Laverock Lambe, C.M.G., D.S.O., R.N. (10 May, 1875 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lambe first served a few months in the light cruiser Aurora before being promoted to the rank of Midshipman. He served another year in Aurora before being appointed to the Narcissus briefly and then to the second class battleship H.M.S. Camperdown on 23 August, 1892, which was serving in the Mediterranean. He was aboard her when she accidentally rammed the fleet flagship Victoria in 1893, resulting in the loss of the flagship.

On 1 April 1894, he received the first of five short appointments that would run throughout that year: Cruizer, Anson, Vivid, Nautilus and Devastation. In

Lambe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 22 June, 1897.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1908.

Groves was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1916 and re-appointed as Wing Captain in command of Air Patrols, Dunkirk and Dover.

He was transferred to the R.A.F. on 1 August, 1919.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
James L. Forbes
Captain of H.M. T.B. 83
16 Jul, 1901
Succeeded by
Robert Chapman
Preceded by
Ernest Stevenson
Captain of H.M.S. Otter
29 Jul, 1910[1]
Succeeded by
Claude Seymour
Preceded by
Alexander Lowndes
Captain of H.M.S. Alacrity
8 Feb, 1912[2]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Gerald W. Vivian
Captain of H.M.S. Hermes
? – 31 Oct, 1914[3]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 351.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 275.
  3. Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 28.