Arthur Malcolm Peters

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Rear-Admiral SIR Arthur Malcolm Peters, K.C.B., D.S.C. (1 June, 1888 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Peters was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1910. Peters was appointed in command of Dove and then Bullfinch in 1912. While in command of the latter in December 1912, he was found to be solely at fault for a collision with the ketch Fingal. He applied for and obtained his signal certificate in 1912.

After seven months as signal officer in the third class protected cruiser Bellona, Peters was appointed to the light cruiser H.M.S. Southampton as signal officer.

Notably, Peters functioned at the Battle of Jutland in this same cruiser. Her crucial role in maintaining and reporting contact with the Germans placed him in a vital role, and he was commanded for his work by Admiral Beatty.

Peters was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1918.

Peters was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1922.

Peters was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1930.

Peters was appointed in command of the light cruiser Champion in December, 1932.

Peters was appointed in command of the new light cruiser Southampton on 2 November, 1936 to take her through her trials. He was soon thereafter re-appointed as Flag Captain in her, staying there until at least 1937 and possibly 1939.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles G. Ramsey
Captain of H.M.S. Success
2 Jul, 1912[1]c. Aug, 1912[2]
Succeeded by
Henry V. Hudson
Preceded by
Richard B. England
Captain of H.M.S. Dove
10 Sep, 1912[3] – Nov, 1912[4]
Succeeded by
Delorest J. D. Noble
Preceded by
Frank Powell
Captain of H.M.S. Bullfinch
Nov, 1912[5] – 9 Jan, 1913[6]
Succeeded by
Joseph M. Kenworthy
Preceded by
New Command
Fleet Signal Officer, Atlantic Fleet
8 Apr, 1919[7] – 1 Sep, 1921
Succeeded by
Roden H. V. Buxton
Preceded by
Charles E. S. Farrant
Captain of H.M.S. Delphinium
4 Dec, 1930[8] – 1 Dec, 1931
Succeeded by
Robert B. Wilmot-Sitwell
Preceded by
Leslie H. Ashmore
Captain of H.M.S. Cyclamen
1 Dec, 1931 – 1 Feb, 1932
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Maitland W. S. Boucher
Captain of H.M.S. Champion
5 Dec, 1932[9] – 1933
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Robert L. Burnett
Captain of H.M.S. Curacoa
1933 – 13 Apr, 1934
Succeeded by
Irving M. Palmer
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Southampton
2 Nov, 1936[10] – Jan, 1939[11]
Succeeded by
Francis W. H. Jeans
Preceded by
Edward B. C. Dicken
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
Apr, 1939[12] – Nov, 1940[13]
Succeeded by
Alfred C. Collinson
Preceded by
Edward N. Syfret
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
1941 – 1942
Succeeded by
Frederick H. G. Dalrymple-Hamilton
Preceded by
Henry B. Rawlings
Flag Officer, West Africa
Nov, 1943[14] – 1945[15]
Succeeded by
?

Footnotes

  1. Peters Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/258. f. 273.
  2. Peters Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/258. f. 273.
  3. Peters Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/258. f. 273.
  4. Peters Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/258. f. 273.
  5. Peters Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/258. f. 273.
  6. Peters Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/258. f. 273.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 847-9.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 231.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 222.
  10. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 276.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  13. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  14. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.
  15. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.