George Drury

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Commander (retired) George Drury, R.N. (20 July, 1851 – 11 October, 1912) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Drury was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 September, 1873.

Drury fouled the Newarp Lightship on the north side of the Thames with his Elk, and she would then be unable to join a review at Spithead.[1] In consequence, he was appointed Lieutenant and Commander of the tug Traveller on 23 July, 1889 and transferred into her with his crew to participate in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1889.[2]

Drury was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Commander on 20 July, 1896.

He died in 1912 of coronary failure.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Traveller
23 Jul, 1889
Succeeded by
Gustavus H. Yonge


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 23, 1889; pg. 8; Issue 32758.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 24, 1889; pg. 12; Issue 32759.