Geoffrey Healey

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Commander (retired) Geoffrey Healey, (21 April, 1900 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Dr. J. Healey.

Healey left the Training Establishment on New Year's Day, 1916 and was placed immediately in Minotaur, fighting in her at the Battle of Jutland and remaining in her crew until 13 February, 1919 when he was appointed to the light cruiser Ceres.

Healey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1920. He requested and was granted placement in the submarine service in 1921.

On 26 December 1926, Healey's H 47 collided with H 32 and drew the blame for not reducing speed upon altering course. He was to revert to general service when he was superseded in mid-1927, as his health was not considered adequate for submarine service. He went to the destroyer Watchman, in which he spent a year and a half.

Healey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1928.

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request upon his relief on 16 April, 1931. He elected to move to South Africa.

World War II

Healey was promoted to the rank of Commander on 21 April, 1940.

On 2 December 1944 he was admitted to a Royal Naval Hospital to be treated for a right femoral hernia.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Victor C. Dorman-Smith
Captain of H.M.S. H 47
18 Nov, 1926[1] – 5 Jun, 1927
Succeeded by
Rowland H. Stokes-Rees


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 243.