Hubert Lynes

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Rear-Admiral Hubert Lynes, C.B., C.M.G. (27 November 1874 – 10 November 1942) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

He was an expert ornithologist.

Life & Career

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 14 April, 1895.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 1 January, 1905.[2]

He was appointed to Venus in the Mediterranean on 1 August, 1905, remaining in her through 23 January, 1908.[3]

He was appointed as captain of Cadmus on the China Station on 24 September, 1910. Leaving her in January, 1912, he took an appointment for work ashore in Hankow on 15 March. He was ordered home on 2 May, 1912.[4]

Lynes was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1911.[5]

He took command of the yacht Enchantress on 9 August, 1912.[6]

Lynes was appointed in command of Sutlej on 1 August, 1914,[7] remaining with her until he was placed in command of Penelope on 1 December to commission the new ship.[8]

As Commodore, he was appointed as Senior Naval Officer, Dunkirk, to help command the Dover Patrol, subordinate to Vice-Admiral Reginald Bacon.[9]

He was appointed in command of the Warspite in May, 1918[10] and was placed on the Retired List on his own request three months later on 14 August.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sidney R. Drury-Lowe
Captain of H.M.S. Kite
4 Jul, 1902[12] – 2 Jul, 1903[13]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Crooke
Preceded by
Hugh L. P. Heard
Captain of H.M.S. Cadmus
24 Sep, 1910[14][15] – Jan, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Hugh P. E. T. Williams
Preceded by
William G. E. Ruck-Keene
Captain of H.M.S. Enchantress
9 Aug, 1912[17] – 10 Nov, 1913[18]
Succeeded by
John D. Allen
Preceded by
Cunningham R. de C. Foot
Captain of H.M.S. Sutlej
Jul, 1914[19] – 1 Dec, 1914[20]
Succeeded by
Henry M. Doughty
Preceded by
Alan G. Hotham
Captain of H.M.S. Penelope
1 Dec, 1914[21][22] – 5 Jul, 1917[23][24]
Succeeded by
Wion de M. Egerton
Preceded by
Charles D. Johnson
Senior Naval Officer, Dunkirk
5 Jul, 1917[25][26] – May, 1918[27]
Succeeded by
Frank Larken
Preceded by
Charles Martin-de-Bartolomé
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
May, 1918[28][29] – 17 Jan, 1919[30]
Succeeded by
Ernest K. Loring

Footnotes

  1. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  2. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  3. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  4. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  5. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  6. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  7. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 383.
  8. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 396n.
  9. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1917). p. 4.
  10. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 941.
  11. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  12. The Navy List. (May, 1903). p. 276a.
  13. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  14. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  15. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 289.
  16. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  17. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  18. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  19. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  20. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  21. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396m.
  22. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  23. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396k.
  24. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  25. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (December, 1917). p. 4.
  26. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  27. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 941.
  29. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.
  30. Lynes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 450.