Cromwell Hanford Varley

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Commander Cromwell Hanford Varley, D.S.C., R.N., Retired (27 January, 1890 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Tangier.

Varley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 July, 1910.

Varley was appointed in command of the submarine A 10 on 20 July, 1914.[1]

Varley was in command of the submarine H 5 on 14 July, 1916 when she sank U 51 with a torpedo which struck her under the conning tower in the Heligoland Bight at 53deg 55' N., 7deg 53' E.. There were no survivors.[2]

Varley was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 July, 1918.

Post-War

Varley was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit with defective vision on 12 October, 1922.

Varley was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 27 January, 1930.

World War II

Mobilised 28 September 1938.

Varley died on 26 November of an illegible year.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ronald A. Trevor
Captain of H.M.S. A 10
20 Jul, 1914[3] – 24 Apr, 1915
Succeeded by
William R. Richardson
Preceded by
Gilbert E. Venning
Captain of H.M.S. H 5
5 Jul, 1916[4][5] – 27 Jun, 1917
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Forbes
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. H 11
30 Sep, 1917 – 9 Sep, 1918
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Reginald B. Darke
Captain of H.M.S. L 1
9 Sep, 1918 – 15 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Colin G. MacArthur

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 365.
  2. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 365.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 392a.
  5. The Technical History and Index, Vol. 1, Part 1. p. 13.