Gustavus Humphry Yonge

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Commander (retired) Gustavus Humphry Yonge, (25 December, 1851 – 9 March, 1902) served in the Royal Navy. His middle name may have been "Humphrey".

Life & Career

Yonge ranked thirty-third of thirty-five candidates to receive first-class entrance to the H.M.S. Britannia intake term of March, 1864.

Yonge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 7 October, 1874.[1]

In the Annual Manoeuvres of 1890, Yonge was appointed in command of the ex-tug and special service vessel H.M.S. Traveller, assigned to Fleet 2, which was playing the role of a Hostile Threat imperiling British trade routes.[2]

In 1891, he was working with a Coast Guard unit.[3]

Retired at own request 13 February, 1896.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George Drury
Captain of H.M.S. Traveller
22 Jul, 1890 – 3 Sep, 1890
Succeeded by
Richard A. Cathie


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 65.
  2. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 65.