Arthur Hayes-Sadler

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Arthur Hayes-Sadler
Born9 October 1865
Died9 February 1952
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Years of service1877 - 1924
Commands heldHMS Ocean
Aegean Station
Battles/warsAnglo-Egyptian War
World War I
AwardsCompanion of the Order of the Star of India

Admiral Arthur Hayes-Sadler, CSI (9 October 1865 – 9 February 1952) was a senior Royal Navy officer during World War I.

Naval career[edit]

Born the son Sir James Hayes Sadler KCMG, Arthur Hayes-Sadler joined the Royal Navy in 1877. He took part in the bombardment of Alexandria in 1882 and then served with the Naval Brigade.[1] Promotion to the rank of Commander followed on 1 January 1899.[2] In May 1902 he was appointed navigation (N) officer to the pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, about to become flagship to Rear-Admiral George Atkinson-Willes, Second-in-Command of the Home Fleet during the Coronation Review for King Edward VII.[3] Following the review, he was on 16 September appointed navigation officer to the battleship HMS Empress of India,[4] serving in the Home Fleet. Promoted to Captain in 1904, he served in World War I and took charge of Naval Operations in the Persian Gulf between 1914 and 1915.[1] He commanded HMS Ocean which was sunk by a mine at Gallipoli in March 1915[5] and also took the surrender of the Turks in December 1915. Promoted to Rear Admiral in July 1915, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief, Aegean Station with his flag in HMS Lord Nelson in August 1916. He retired in 1924.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Dix Noonan Webb
  2. ^ "No. 27040". The London Gazette. 6 January 1899. p. 84.
  3. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36759). London. 5 May 1902. p. 12.
  4. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36847). London. 15 August 1902. p. 4.
  5. ^ Naval History

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