Hugh Hamilton-Gordon

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Commander (retired) Hugh Hamilton-Gordon, R.N. (14 June, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in London the son of Douglas Hamilton-Gordon, J.P., he gained five momnths' time on passing out of Britannia.

Hamilton-Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1904.

Hamilton-Gordon was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1912. In mid September, he was appointed to the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth as Assistant to the Drafting Commander. He would remain in this post until being made Drafting Commadner in the rank of acting Commander on 20 March, 1916.


Superseded as Drafting Commander in August, 1919, Hamilton-Gordon was appointed to Hercules on 1 October. His final appointment was three years as Divisional Officer, Sunderland, from 13 January, 1920.

Hamilton-Gordon was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit with the rank of Commander on 27 November, 1925.

World War II

In mid June 1938, Hamilton-Gordon was reported fit for shore service with defective sight, equipped with "unique experience in drafting office work."

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Bertie W. Bluett
Captain of H.M.S. Daring
11 Mar, 1909[1] – 19 Dec, 1909
Succeeded by
George O. Hewett
Preceded by
Ernest L. Cardale
Captain of H.M.S. Leopard
19 Dec, 1909[2] – 1 Jun, 1911
Succeeded by
Arthur F. Crutchley
Preceded by
Richard M. King
Captain of H.M.S. Coquette
1 Jun, 1911 – 13 Sep, 1911
Succeeded by
Reginald H. Ransome


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1909). p. 299.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 339.