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Chapman James Clare
Title : Chapman James Clare Chapman James Clare
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Creator : Hammer & Co., photographer
Source : Adelaide Chronicle, 5 July 1902
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : ca. 1900
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Captain Chapman James Clare, KCMG, Commander of H.M.C.S. Protector during its Boxer Rebellion service in China

Captain Chapman James Clare, KCMG, Commander of HMCS Protector during its Boxer Rebellion service in China.

When WR Cresswell resigned in 1900 to take up the position of Naval Commandant in Queensland, Lieutenant Commander CJ Clare was promoted to become Commandant of the South Australian Navy, and in December 1900 was promoted to Captain.

Shortly after this HMCS Protector was offered to serve in China with the British Navy during the Boxer Rebellion. The South Australian government resisted the British demand that the ship be manned by a British crew and Cresswell as a former Royal Navy officer was placed in command as an acceptable compromise. Clare served as his executive officer. CJ Clare later served as district naval officer in Western Australia and in the same position in South Austrralia from 1918 until he retired in July 1919.
Related names :

Clare, Chapman James, 1853-1940


Coverage year : 1900
Period : 1884-1913
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Parsons, Ronald. The Navy in South Australia Lobethal, S.A.: R.H. Parsons, 1974
Pennock, Robin. A warship for South Australia Blackwood, S.A. R. Pennock, 2000
Internet links :
Australian Dictionary of Biography online edition: Clare Chapman James
The colonial navies of Australia: scroll down to South Australian naval forces
Exhibitions and events :

State Library of South Australia: Mortlock Wing exhibitions. Wooden walls and iron sides August 2004-



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