Henry Aubrey Rowley

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Captain Henry Aubrey Rowley, (4 September, 1896 – 22 May, 1941) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Rowley entered the Royal Navy with the May 1909 intake term at the Training Establishment. He passed out with sixty-one other midshipmen in April, 1913 ranked third in order of merit on his examinations.[1]

Rowley died when Gloucester was sunk off Crete under his command.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur G. Mack
Captain of H.M.S. Godetia
7 Nov, 1935 – 13 Mar, 1936
Succeeded by
Vessel Disposed
Preceded by
Terence H. Back
Captain of H.M.S. Lupin
Apr, 1936[2] – 17 Jan, 1938
Succeeded by
Allan J. Wavish
Preceded by
Newton J. W. William-Powlett
Captain of H.M.S. Calypso
Dec, 1939[3] – 12 Jun, 1940[4]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Reginald P. Tanner
Captain of H.M.S. Gloucester
16 Jul, 1940 – 22 May, 1941
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost


  1. "New Midshipmen." The Times (London, England), Monday, Apr 28, 1913; pg. 3; Issue 40197.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1937). p. 253.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.