Arthur Lionel Ochoncar Forbes-Sempill

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Rear-Admiral Arthur Lionel Ochoncar Forbes-Sempill (1877–1962) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Semphill attended the Royal Navy War College from 3 March - 20 June, 1913, placing first of ten commanders.

He was executive officer of the battleship Valiant at the Battle of Jutland.

He was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1916.

He was appointed command of the scout cruiser Blonde in February 1917.[1]

He was appointed command of the light cruiser Cordelia on 1 June, 1917,[2] and was in her at the surrender of the German fleet.

He was appointed command of the battleship Colossus on 15 May, 1919.[3]

See Also


  1. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  2. The Navy List (February, 1919). p. 764.
  3. The Navy List (August, 1919). p. 761.


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Basil V. Brooke
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
Feb, 1917 – ?
Succeeded by
Theodore J. Hallett
Preceded by
Tufton P. H. Beamish
Captain of H.M.S. Cordelia
1 Jun, 1917 – ?
Succeeded by
Norton A. Sulivan
Preceded by
Robert A. Hornell
Captain of H.M.S. Colossus
15 May, 1919 – ?
Succeeded by
Francis A. Clutterbuck