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.

In 1872, Yonge was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Silver Medal for saving life from drowning.[1]

Yonge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 7 October, 1874.[2]

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.[3]

In 1891, he was working with a Coast Guard unit.[4]

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. (October, 1878). p. 580.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 65.
  3. "Naval Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 19, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33068.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 65.