Robert Cathcart Kemble Lambert

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Rear-Admiral Ronald Cathcart Kemble Lambert, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (17 June, 1874 – 31 October, 1950) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lambert was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) on 31 May, 1916. The citation in The London Gazette read:

As Beachmaster on "V" Beach on 25th April, 1915, and subsequent days, by his coolness under fire, zeal, and energy, showed

a magnificent example to his subordinates in a most difficult and dangerous position. Has since proved a most able assistant to

the Principal Naval Transport Officer, Mudros.[1]

In January 1916, Lambert assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Talbot. He remained in her until June 1918[2]

On 1 October, 1918, Lambert was appointed Chief of Staff to Vice-Admiral Sir Edward F. B. Charlton, Vice-Admiral Commanding on the East Coast of England.[3]

Lambert was placed on the Retired List at his own request dated 17 February, 1923.[4]


  • "Rear-Admiral R. C. K. Lambert" (Obituaries). The Times. Wednesday, 1 November, 1950. Issue 51837, col D, pg. 6.

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
Captain of H.M.S. Wolf
18 Sep, 1899[5] – 10 Aug, 1900
Succeeded by
Bernard Long
Preceded by
Montagu L. Hulton
Captain of H.M.S. Bruizer
10 Aug, 1900[6] – 14 Jun, 1902
Succeeded by
R. C. Kemble Lambert
Preceded by
R. C. Kemble Lambert
Captain of H.M.S. Bruizer
15 Oct, 1902 – 25 Oct, 1902
Succeeded by
George J. Todd
Preceded by
Charles H. Morgan
Captain of H.M.S. Teviot
21 Jul, 1906 – 15 Nov, 1906
Succeeded by
Hubert S. Cardale
Preceded by
John G. de O. Coke
Captain of H.M.S. Sentinel
8 Aug, 1911[7] – Aug, 1912
Succeeded by
John E. Cameron
Preceded by
Fawcet Wray
Captain of H.M.S. Talbot
12 Jan, 1916[8]
Succeeded by
Lionel F. Maitland-Kirwan


  1. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29603. p. 5415. 31 May, 1916.
  2. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 1009.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 32812. p. 2561. 6 April, 1923.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1900). p. 315-8.
  6. The Navy List. (May, 1902). p. 234.
  7. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 374.
  8. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 398d.