Arthur Wellesley Clarke DSO, RN
|Born||16 Apr 1898||Bramshott, Hampshire, England|
|Died||3 Jan 1985||(86)||Southsea|
Retired: 10 Jul 1948
Warship Commands listed for Arthur Wellesley Clarke, RN
|HMS Sheffield (24)||Capt.||Light cruiser||1 Aug 1941||19 Apr 1942|
|HMS Sheffield (24)||Capt.||Light cruiser||6 Jul 1942||14 Feb 1943|
Entered RN as a cadet at age of 12 years 9 months at Osborne Naval College and later at Dartmouth. WW1 service. 1930 - 1933 seconded to RN New Zealand Navy as navigating officer on light cruiser, HMNZS Diomede.
Final command as Capt of aircraft carrier, HMS Ocean. Retired 1947. Was also Asst. Naval Attache, Washington, USA. Died at Southsea 3 January 1985(or 1983)
Events related to this officer
Light cruiser HMS Sheffield (24)
4 Mar 1942
HMS Sheffield (Capt. A.W. Clarke, RN) is mined off Iceland. She was under repair until July 1942.
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