Henry Albert Le Fowne Hurt

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Commander (retired) Henry Albert Le Fowne Hurt, C.M.G., R.N. (5 September, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Alderwashy.

Hurt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1900.

Hurt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1910.

On 29 July 1914, Hurt was appointed to Columbine for minesweeping in the Firth of Forth. On 25 February 1916, he was appointed to Halcyon for M/S duties in the acting rank of Commander.

On 10 March 1916, he was placed in command of the trawler Sir Mark Sykes. In August 1916, Hurt cleared a minefield in the White Sea. He left Sir Mark Sykes when he was appointed in command of the icebreaker Alexander, the former Russian Alexander Nevsky, on 14 December 1917.


Hurt was appointed to the monitor M.25, additional, on 25 November, 1918 for command of the White Sea Icebreakers and of the Archangel River Expeditionary Force in the acting rank of Captain.

Reverted to the Retired List on 15 February, 1919. On 29 October 1919, Hurt was promoted to the rank of Commander in recognition of wartime service, dated 11 November, 1918.

World War II

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