Robert Herbert Borgnis Hammond-Chambers

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Commander (retired) Robert Herbert Borgnis Hammond-Chambers, D.S.O. (1 April, 1882 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hammond-Chambers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 September, 1903.[1]

Hammond-Chambers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 September, 1911.[2]

Hammond-Chambers retired at his own request on 1 April, 1912.[3]

Hammond-Chambers was appointed in command of the destroyer Myrmidon on 9 October, 1914.[4]

Mentioned in despatches for services in raids on Zeebrugge and Ostend on 22-23 April, 1918. He would receive a D.S.O. for this on 22 February, 1919.[5]

On 28 May, 1918, Hammond-Chambers was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Botha.[6]

Hammond-Chambers was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 April, 1919, antedated to 11 November, 1918.[7]

World War II

Hammond-Chambers received three weeks of anti-submarine warfare training in mid-1939. On 26 September, he was placed in command of Cayton Wyke and of a group of anti-submarine trawlers. Sometime after February, 1940, he was made Maintenance Commander, Kirkwall Base.[8]

At the end of 1942 he was appointed in command of the land establishment H.M.S. Excalibur in the acting rank of Captain. He was superseded in or around March, 1944 and took up unspecified work on the books of Pembroke.[9]

On 8 December, 1944, he dislocated his right elbow on the Isle of Man.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wilfred A. Thompson
Captain of H.M.S. Hasty
19 Apr, 1909[10][11] – 4 Jan, 1910[12]
Succeeded by
Cecil M. Queripel
Preceded by
Godfray Bruce Cargill
Captain of H.M. T.B. 11
Aug, 1910[13] – 14 Jan, 1911[14]
Succeeded by
Christopher J. F. Eddis
Preceded by
Maurice B. R. Blackwood
Captain of H.M.S. Cherwell
19 Jan, 1911[15] – 24 Mar, 1911[Inference]
Succeeded by
William B. Mackenzie
Preceded by
James V. Creagh
Captain of H.M.S. Myrmidon
9 Oct, 1914[16][17] – 20 Apr, 1915[18]
Succeeded by
George N. Gilbertson
Preceded by
Montague R. Bernard
Captain of H.M.S. Tartar
20 Apr, 1915[19][20] – 6 Apr, 1917[21]
Succeeded by
Guy K. Twiss
Preceded by
Ernest W. Kirkby
Captain of H.M.S. Manly
Apr, 1917[22] – 26 Dec, 1917[23]
Succeeded by
Francis T. Hare
Preceded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Captain of H.M.S. Trident
26 Dec, 1917[24] – 28 May, 1918[25]
Succeeded by
Arthur J. Landon
Preceded by
Roger L'E. M. Rede
Captain of H.M.S. Botha
28 May, 1918[26][27] – 20 Mar, 1919[28]
Succeeded by
Leveson G. B. A. Campbell

Footnotes

  1. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  2. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  3. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 359.
  5. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 744.
  7. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  8. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  9. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  10. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  11. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 324.
  12. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  13. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  14. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 292.
  16. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  17. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 396c.
  18. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  19. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  20. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 398o.
  21. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  22. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395m.
  23. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  24. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  25. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  26. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.
  27. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 744.
  28. Hammond-Chambers Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/200. f. 201.