Arthur Cloudesly Shovel Hughes D'Aeth

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Rear-Admiral Arthur Cloudesly Shovel Hughes D'Aeth, C.B., Royal Navy, Retired (5 June, 1875 – 23 August, 1956) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Hughes-D'Aeth was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1896.[1]

Promoted to Commander on 30 June, 1907.[2]

Great War

On 15 September 1916 he was appointed an Additional Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.) dated 31 May.[3]

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Minotaur in December 1915,[4] staying there until given command of the Dreadnought on 1 December, 1916.[5]

He was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser Shannon on 7 February, 1918.[6]

Postwar

He was appointed Captain of the Portsmouth Navigation School on 1 February, 1919.[7]

Bibliography

  • "Rear-Admiral A. C. S. Hughes-D'Aeth" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 25 August, 1956. Issue 53619, col A, p. 11.

Service Record


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward B. Kiddle
Captain of H.M.S. Minotaur
29 Dec, 1915[8] – 1 Dec, 1916[9]
Succeeded by
Vincent B. Molteno
Preceded by
John W. L. McClintock
Captain of H.M.S. Dreadnought
1 Dec, 1916[10][11]
Succeeded by
Thomas E. Wardle
Preceded by
Vincent B. Molteno
Captain of H.M.S. Shannon
7 Feb, 1918[12] – 29 Nov, 1918[13]
Succeeded by
Alan C. Bruce
Preceded by
Edward L. Booty
Captain of Portsmouth Navigation School
1 Feb, 1919[14]
Succeeded by
School Closed since Sep 1914
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 26809. p. 4. 1 January, 1897.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 20.
  3. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9070. 15 September, 1916.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. D'Aeth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 50.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 906a.
  7. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 781.
  8. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396c.
  9. D'Aeth Service Record The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 25/50.
  10. D'Aeth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 50.
  11. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393e.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 906a.
  13. D'Aeth Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 49.
  14. The Navy List. (May, 1919). p. 781.