Arthur Edward Silvertop

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Commander Arthur Edward Silvertop, R.N. (29 November, 1877 – 31 May, 1916) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Silvertop was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 11 February, 1899. He served aboard several ships as navigator, before qualifying as a torpedo officer in 1901-02.

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

Silvertop spent a year at Vernon on experimental duties before transitioning to wireless telegraphy work for 15 months before being appointed to the armoured cruiser H.M.S. Defence on 2 September, 1913 as her executive officer. This was to be his last appointment, as he died aboard her at the Battle of Jutland.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Claude L. Cumberlege
Captain of H.M. T.B. 90
May, 1904 – 15 Apr, 1904
Succeeded by
Samuel J. Merritt