Alfred Frank St. Clair Armitage

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Captain Alfred Frank St. Clair Armitage, R.N. (1 February, 1878 – 14 October, 1930) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born the son of a reverend, in Cheltenham.

Armitage was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1900.

Armitage was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1908.

Around 1908-09, Armitage was thanked by the Admirality for his help in evaluating "the Fire Control System of Lieutenant-Commander "Bruix"" (quotes in his Service Record), whose precise identity seems mysterious.

Great War

Armitage was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.

Armitage was appointed in command of the base ship H.M.S. Thalia, and as Assistant to Captain of Patrols at Cromarty on 12 May, 1917. He remained in this post until May, 1918 when he was appointed in command of the monitor M.20.


Armitage was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 16 April, 1924.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John G. M. McHardy
Captain of H.M.S. Ostrich
14 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Joseph Sanders
Preceded by
Henry M. Doughty
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
Mar, 1915 – 30 Mar, 1915
Succeeded by
Basil H. Fanshawe
Preceded by
James W. Fairtlough
Captain of H.M.S. M.20
11 May, 1918[1] – 1 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Leonard W. Patch
Preceded by
Andrew L. Strange
Captain of H.M.S. Sentinel
1 Jan, 1919 – c. 13 Jun, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
John A. Ingles
Captain of H.M.S. Albemarle
c. Jul, 1919 – 3 Dec, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cuthbert D. Longstaff
Captain of H.M.S. Furious
22 Apr, 1920 – 14 Jun, 1921
Succeeded by
Patrick B. Crohan


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 837.