Claud Hamilton Sinclair

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Captain Claud Hamilton Sinclair, R.N. (9 January, 1878 – 5 May, 1928) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London.

Sinclair was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1899.

As a Lieutenant, he was mentioned in despatches during the Boxer Rebellion.

Sinclair was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.

In August 1916, he assumed command of the scout cruiser Bellona.

In February 1917, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caledon.

He was appointed command of the light cruiser Cardiff on 11 July, 1917.[1]

Sinclair was placed on the retired list on account of age on 2 July, 1922.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Basil A. Austen
Captain of H.M.S. Contest
16 Jul, 1901[2]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Heathcote
Preceded by
Arthur B. S. Dutton
Captain of H.M.S. Bellona
28 Aug, 1916[3] – Feb, 1917
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Denison
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Caledon
Feb, 1917 – 7 Jul, 1917
Succeeded by
Walter Henry Cowan
Preceded by
Ernest K. Loring
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
7 Jul, 1917 – 19 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Arthur Bromley
Preceded by
Percy Withers
Assistant Director of Naval Equipment
19 Feb, 1919 – 22 Apr, 1921
Succeeded by
Ronald Howard


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 752.
  2. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Thursday, 11 July, 1901. Issue 36504, col B, p. 8.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392k.