Hugh Fortescue Curry

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Commander Hugh Fortescue Curry, D.S.C. R.N. (5 September, 1890 – 17 March, 1932) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Curry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 March, 1912.

At the start of the war through March 1917, he was navigator in the sloop Odin.

Awarded D.S.C. in 1915 while in command of the steamer Muzaffri, which landed a much-needed supply of ammunition for troops on the Euphrates under heavy Turkish fire.[1]

From March through June 1917 he was navigator in the second class protected cruiser Fox.

Curry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 March, 1920.

Curry was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December 19XX.

In 1931 he was lent to the Royal Australian Navy. While serving there, he died on 17 March 1932 following an operation to remove a cancerous growth.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of H.M.S. Harebell
1 Nov, 1922 – 12 Mar, 1923
Succeeded by
Edward R. G. R. Evans
Preceded by
Martin J. C. de Meric
Captain of H.M.S. Newark
22 Sep, 1924[2] – 1 Jan, 1926
Succeeded by
George Griffiths
Preceded by
Roy N. Suter
Captain of H.M.S. Lupin
24 Jun, 1926[3] – Aug, 1928
Succeeded by
Sir John M. Alleyne


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Jul 21, 1925; pg. 24; Issue 44019.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1925). p. 256.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 252.