Charles Manners Sutton Chapman
Life & Career
After passing out of Britannia in January, 1906, Chapman served in the armoured cruiser Berwick, the pre-dreadnought Queen, as well as H.M.S. Electra and Prince of Wales before going to Mercury for submarine instruction in January, 1911.
He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 August, 1911.
In September 1912, he damaged the engines of D 6 and was cautioned to be more careful in future.
From the outbreak of the war through the end of 1915, Chapman served in submarines of Eighth Submarine Flotilla as it operated in Home and Atlantic Waters, being on the books of depot ship Maidstone. In particular, he was in E 9 under Lt. Cdr. Max Kennedy Horton, but it is not clear what portion of that time this was so.
Chapman died when L 55 was sunk off Kronstadt during operations against Bolshevik forces in mid-1919.
|Captain of H.M.S. C 30
1 Jan, 1916 – 1 Apr, 1916
Walter A. C. Dickson
|Captain of H.M.S. G 11
26 Feb, 1917 – 25 Sep, 1918
Charles G. N. Graham
|Captain of H.M.S. L 55
25 Sep, 1918 – 9 Jun, 1919
- Hepper. British Warship Losses in the Ironclad Era: 1860-1919. p. 149. The day of month is wrongly recorded as 4 there.