Cuthbert Godfrey Chapman

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Cuthbert Godfrey Chapman, M.V.O. (29 August, 1862 — 17 March, 1931) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Buckingham. Chapman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1886.[1]

His service record (ADM 196/42) and the Navy Lists disagree on the order in which he commanded Gleaner and Hussar in 1896-1998. We've chosen to trust the Service Record.

Chapman was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1898.[2]

Chapman was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1904.[3]

Chapman attended the War Course College session of November, 1905 through March, 1906 and his instructors described him as "Slow & not very reliable."

In January 1907, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Venus. He remained in her until August 1908.

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Devonshire on 19 March, 1909.[4]

He was appointed as captain of the battleship Venerable on 18 July, 1911.[5]

He was made captain of Hindustan on 14 May of 1912, retaining that post for a year and five days.[6]

Chapman retired on 7 July, 1914. He was advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 3 June, 1916.[7]

He succumbed to cerebral apoplexy on 17 March, 1931, widowing Mrs. Dorothy Beatrix Chapman.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Robert G. Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Gleaner
10 Jan, 1896[9] – 23 Dec, 1896[10]
Succeeded by
Frank H. Peyton
Preceded by
Charles G. May
Captain of H.M.S. Hussar
23 Dec, 1896[11] – 26 Aug, 1898[12]
Succeeded by
Vivian O. L. Champion de Crespigny
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Desperate
3 Nov, 1898[13] – 19 Apr, 1899[14]
Succeeded by
Edward O. Gladstone
Preceded by
Reginald P. Cochran
Captain of H.M.S. Medea
1 Aug, 1902[15] – 15 Oct, 1903[16]
Succeeded by
Henry H. Bruce
Preceded by
Charles E. Anson
Captain of H.M.S. Osborne
1 Dec, 1903[17][18] – 23 Jan, 1907[19]
Succeeded by
George R. Mansell
Preceded by
Francis G. Eyre
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
23 Jan, 1907[20] – 17 Aug, 1908[21]
Succeeded by
Roger J. B. Keyes
Preceded by
John de M. Hutchison
Captain of H.M.S. Devonshire
19 Mar, 1909[22][23][24] – 8 Nov, 1910[25]
Succeeded by
Herbert C. C. Da Costa
Preceded by
Seymour E. Erskine
Captain of H.M.S. Venerable
8 Jul, 1911[26] – 14 May, 1912[27]
Succeeded by
Henry G. G. Sandeman
Preceded by
Henry G. G. Sandeman
Captain of H.M.S. Hindustan
14 May, 1912[28][29] – 20 May, 1913[30]
Succeeded by
John Nicholas
 

Footnotes

  1. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  2. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 14.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 15 March, 1909. Issue 38907, col B, p. 9.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 20 June, 1911. Issue 39616, col F, p. 4.
  6. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  7. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  8. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  9. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  10. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  11. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  12. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  13. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  14. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  15. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  16. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  17. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  18. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 352.
  19. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  20. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  21. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  22. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  23. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 15 March, 1909. Issue 38907, col B, p. 9.
  24. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/20. f. 659.
  25. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  26. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  27. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  28. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.
  29. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 327.
  30. Chapman Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42/136. f. 161.