Arthur Dodgson

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Captain Arthur Dodgson (29 July, 1859 – 7 August, 1903) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Dodgson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 29 June,m 1883.

An appointment in command of Halcyon dated 27 April, 1895[1] was cancelled, and Dodgson remained in Sharpshooter.

Dodgson was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1895. He suffered a serious accident of some kind and was later sick, necessitating his replacement in command of Sharpshooter.

Dodgson was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1901.

Dodgson was lent to Calliope, additional, for command of the Kingstown flotilla for manoeuvres on 21 July, 1903. On 7 August, he committed suicide on board Calliope "while of unsound mind", according to a verdict.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Alexander L. Duff
Captain of H.M. T.B. 80
4 Jul, 1888[2] – 30 Aug, 1888
Succeeded by
Charles L. Ottley
Preceded by
William Ricketts
Captain of H.M.S. Sharpshooter
21 Jan, 1895[3] – 20 Jul, 1897
Succeeded by
John I. Pocock
Preceded by
Edward H. Currey
Captain of H.M.S. Sheldrake
14 Feb, 1899 – 28 Aug, 1899[Inference]
Succeeded by
James W. Pochin
Preceded by
Edward P. Ashe
Captain of H.M.S. Basilisk
22 Mar, 1900[4] – 31 Dec, 1901
Succeeded by
George Couper


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Monday, 29 April, 1895. Issue 34563, col D, p. 6.
  2. "Naval and Military Intelligence". The Times. Tuesday, 3 July, 1888. Issue 32428, col A, p. 10.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 263.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1901). p. 230.