Robert Chapman

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Lieutenant-Commander Robert Chapman, R.N., Retired (21 January, 1878 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Chapman was promoted to the rank of Acting Gunner (T) on 2 March, 1905. At the end of July 1905, he was given command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 83.[1] He was confirmed in his rank on 16 March, 1906.

Chapman was noted as having a "delightful manner" and being "exceptionally good at electrical work."

Chapman was promoted to the rank of Chief Gunner on 13 September, 1918.


Chapman was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 12 August, 1922.

Chapman was appointed in command of the tender Redwing on 12 April, 1926. He was superseded on 20 January, 1928.

Chapman was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 21 January, 1928 and subsequently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander (retired) on 12 August, 1930.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles L. Lambe
Captain of H.M. T.B. 83
26 Jul, 1905[2] – 9 Aug, 1907
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Harrington
Preceded by
Adolphus H. Williamson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 43
26 Jul, 1905[3] – Aug, 1906
Succeeded by
George H. Kelsey
Preceded by
Arthur G. Harrington
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 27
Captain of H.M. T.B. 027
8 Aug, 1907[4]
Succeeded by
William R. Heilbroun
Preceded by
Frank Sammels
Captain of H.M.S. Bloodhound
Jun, 1919[5] – 7 Jun, 1921
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 400a.
  3. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 400. Date given as 20 July here.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1908). p. 400.
  5. The Navy List. (June, 1920). p. 735.