Hugh Bowring Mulleneux

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Captain (retired) Hugh Bowring Mulleneux, C.B.E., R.N. (2 January, 1878 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Liverpool.

Mulleneux was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 October, 1899.

Mulleneux was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1910.

Mulleneux was appointed in command of the destroyer Zulu on 17 May, 1912.[1] In January or February 1913, she damaged her propeller, resulting in him being cautioned.

Mulleneux was admitted to Chatham Hospital, suffering from "internal haemorhoids" on 3 September 1914. On 8 October 1914, he was placed in temporary charge of the Signal School at Devonport, but this was curtailed by an appointment in command of the "M" Class destroyer H.M.S. Miranda. This also lasted but briefly, as he was sent to work for two weeks on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, The Nore, on 1 January 1915 becoming Flag Commander to Admiral Sir G. A. Callaghan upon his hoisting his flag as C-in-C.

Mulleneux was specially recommended by Admiral Callaghan and appointed to the War Staff on 1 January 1917 without undergoing the qualifying examination. He served there throughout 1917 on the books of President, working with the D.T.D. and was granted the acting rank of Captain on 31 December, 1917. Mulleneux served through most of Callaghan's long tenure at The Nore, in November 1917 moving over to a staff position under Rear-Admiral (M) operations.

Early in 1918 he spent two months in command of an illegible ship (Laixtera?) before being placed on the staff of the C-in-C, North America for work in convoying operations.

Placed on the Retired List on 8 July, 1919, Mulleneux was promoted to the rank of Captain (retired) on 2 January, 1923.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Norman H. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Zulu
1 Aug, 1912 – 31 Mar, 1914
Succeeded by
M. Brock Birkett
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Llewellyn
31 Mar, 1914[2] – 17 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
Frederic B. Coppin
Preceded by
Barry E. Domvile
Captain of H.M.S. Miranda
10 Nov, 1914 – 17 Dec, 1914
Succeeded by
Patrick B. Crohan


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 398.
  2. The Navy List. (August, 1914). p. 340.