John Arthur Colwell

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Commander (retired) John Arthur Colwell, R.N. (26 September, 1855 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was appointed to command H.M.S. Imogene on 17 September, 1893. An "unsatisfactory state of affairs" was held to prevail aboard the ship and it was deemed that Colwell exhibited a "want of tact & 'savoir faire'", but also that his navigator, Constantine Henry Hughes-Onslow's letter to him was "most improper & insubordinate." Both officers were superseded in January, 1895.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Bouncer
7 Jul, 1887 – 22 Aug, 1887
Succeeded by
Preceded by
George V. Hegan
Captain of H.M.S. Imogene
17 Sep, 1893[1] – Jan, 1895
Succeeded by
Frederick R. W. Morgan


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1894). p. 228.