Hubert Seeds Monroe

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Vice-Admiral Hubert Seeds Monroe, D.S.O., Royal Navy, Retired (4 November, 1877 – 15 July, 1966) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Monroe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1900.[1]

He was appointed in command of the destroyer Dasher on 3 August, 1906.[2]

Monroe was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1912.[3]

On 14 April, 1913, he was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 113.[4]

Monroe was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1918.[5]

On 15 October 1918, he assumed command of the old second class protected cruiser Venus as flag captain to Rear-Admiral Gaunt.[6]

After paying off Venus, Monroe was appointed Flag Captain, East Indies on 16 June, 1919. He'd remain there only until 21 July.[7]

He was appointed in command of Thunderer in September, 1925.

He was appointed in command of the battleship H.M.S. Barham in December, 1927, remaining with her for just two months, at which time he assumed command of Ramillies.

Monroe was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 6 August, 1929, vice A. K. Betty.[8]

He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 3 April, 1931[9] and advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 31 July, 1934.[10]

World War II

Monroe was appointed Head of Relatives of Naval Officers Information Bureau on 4 September, 1939. He kept at this port into at least 1945 and was reverted to the Retired List on 26 August, 1946.[11]

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard F. White
Captain of H.M.S. Salmon
20 Apr, 1905[12] – 3 Aug, 1906[13]
Succeeded by
John Reep
Preceded by
L. Stanley Holbrook
Captain of H.M.S. Dasher
3 Aug, 1906[14][15] – 24 Sep, 1908[16]
Succeeded by
Nelson Wheelwright
Preceded by
Herbert M. Denny
Captain of H.M.S. Fawn
24 Sep, 1908[17] – 8 Jan, 1909[18]
Succeeded by
George F. A. Mulock
Preceded by
Gerald C. Dickens
Captain of H.M.S. Hart
26 Feb, 1909[19][20] – 1 Apr, 1911[21]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Guy Stopford
Preceded by
Charles E. Lloyd Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Fame
1 Apr, 1911[22][23] – 7 Oct, 1912[24]
Succeeded by
Ralph W. Wilkinson
Preceded by
Ambrose M. Peck
Captain of H.M. T.B. 114
14 Apr, 1913[25][26] – 30 Apr, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur Cocks
Preceded by
Ralph Tindal
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
23 May, 1915[28][29] – 23 Jul, 1918[30]
Succeeded by
Charles E. Cundall
Preceded by
Lancelot N. Turton
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
15 Oct, 1918[31][32] – 1 May, 1919[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles A. W. Wrightson
Captain of H.M.S. Dunedin
31 Mar, 1921[34] – 16 Nov, 1922[35]
Succeeded by
The Hon. Alexander R. M. Ramsay
Preceded by
William F. Gunn
as Captain of H.M.S. Bullfrog
Captain of H.M.S. Egmont
1 Jan, 1923[36]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
George W. McO. Campbell
Captain of H.M.S. Thunderer
14 Sep, 1925[37] – 1 Sep, 1926[38]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Patrick B. Crohan
Captain of H.M.S. Erebus
1 Sep, 1926[39] – 2 Sep, 1927[40]
Succeeded by
Everard J. Hardman-Jones
Preceded by
Piers K. Kekewich
Captain of H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth
2 Sep, 1927[41]
Succeeded by
Thomas N. James
Preceded by
Thomas N. James
Captain of H.M.S. Warspite
after 2 Sep, 1927[42]
Succeeded by
James F. Somerville
Preceded by
James F. Somerville
Captain of H.M.S. Barham
Dec, 1927[43]
Succeeded by
George R. B. Blount
Preceded by
George R. B. Blount
Captain of H.M.S. Ramillies
3 Feb, 1928[44] – May, 1929[45]
Succeeded by
Bernard W. M. Fairbairn

 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 27211. p. 4433. 17 July, 1900.
  2. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 6 August, 1906. Issue 38091, col D, p. 6.
  3. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401.
  5. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 925-925a. Which Gaunt is not clear to this editor.
  7. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 33523. p. 5145. 6 August, 1929.
  9. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 34076. p. 5054. 7 August, 1934.
  11. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  12. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  13. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  14. "Naval & Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 6 August, 1906. Issue 38091', col D, p. 6.
  15. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  16. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  17. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  18. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 324.
  20. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  21. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  22. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  23. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 312.
  24. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401.
  26. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  27. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  28. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 393l.
  29. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  30. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  31. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 925-925a.
  32. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  33. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  34. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  35. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  36. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 236.
  37. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  38. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  39. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  40. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  41. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  42. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  43. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 403.
  44. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.
  45. Monroe Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 438.