Hugh Lindsay Patrick Heard

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Admiral Hugh Lindsay Patrick Heard, C.B., D.S.O., (2 August, 1869 – 23 July, 1934) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Though his father S. T. Heard, Esquire lived in Ireland, Hugh Heard was born in Bangalore on 2 August, 1869.

He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 April, 1892.[1]

Heard was promoted to Commander on 31 December, 1903. In 1904, he received Admiralty thanks for his invention of an instrument for determining Range Rate, perhaps similar to, but distinct from the Dumaresq.[2]

Heard was promoted to Captain on 30 June 1910.[3]

Heard was appointed captain of Magnificent on 13 May, 1912. He grounded her on 16 June, 1913 and was informed that he was too late in anchoring her in the prevailing conditions. He was discharged from the ship on 1 July, and directly appointed in command of H.M.S. Exmouth, then operating with the Sixth Battle Squadron. He would remain there until February, 1914 when he was appointed to President for a signal course.[4]

Great War

In August 1914, he assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Grafton.

He was appointed to command the pre-dreadnought Duncan on 3 July, 1915 and remained in her until 15 April, 1917. On 23 April, he was appointed to Colleen as Senior Naval Officer, Berehaven, serving here as a Commodore, Second Class.[5]

Post-War

He was appointed to command battlecruiser Renown on 7 January, 1919.[6]

Heard was also appointed in command of the battlecruiser Indomitable on 16 January, 1919.[7]

He was appointed to command the battleship Centurion on 1 March, 1919.[8]

Heard was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 26 February, 1921.[9]

Heard was promoted to Vice-Admiral on 7 July, 1926 and placed on the Retired List the following day in accordance with the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914.[10]

Heard was promoted to Admiral on the Retired List on 15 May, 1930.[11]

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Bernard L. Majendie
Captain of H.M.S. Cadmus
11 Jul, 1908[12][13] – 24 Sep, 1910[14]
Succeeded by
Hubert Lynes
Preceded by
Laurence E. Power
Captain of H.M.S. Monmouth
24 Sep, 1910[15] – Jan, 1911[16]
Succeeded by
Brian H. F. Barttelot
Preceded by
Charles E. Le Mesurier
Captain of H.M.S. Theseus
15 Feb, 1912[17] – 13 May, 1912[18]
Succeeded by
Cyril T. Hewlett-Cooper
Preceded by
Wyndham L. Bamber
Captain of H.M.S. Magnificent
13 May, 1912[19] – 1 Jul, 1913[20]
Succeeded by
James D. D. Stewart
Preceded by
Thomas W. Kemp
Captain of H.M.S. Exmouth
1 Jul, 1913[21] – 9 Feb, 1914[22]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Veale
Preceded by
Charles E. W. Pyddoke
Captain of H.M.S. Grafton
31 Jul, 1914[23] – 23 Nov, 1914[24]
Succeeded by
Henry E. Grace
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Columbella
23 Nov, 1914[25][26] – 3 Jul, 1915[27]
Succeeded by
Arthur Bromley
Preceded by
Alexander P. Davidson
Captain of H.M.S. Duncan
3 Jul, 1915[28][29] – 15 Apr, 1917[30]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Odiarne U. Coates
Senior Officer, Berehaven
23 Apr, 1917[31] – 16 Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Ernest K. Loring
Captain of H.M.S. Indomitable
16 Jan, 1919[32][33] – 1 Mar, 1919[34]
Succeeded by
Henry R. Veale
Preceded by
Douglas L. Dent
Captain of H.M.S. Centurion
1 Mar, 1919[35][36] – 11 Apr, 1921[37]
Succeeded by
Richard G. A. W. Stapleton-Cotton
Preceded by
Edwin V. Underhill
Admiral Superintendent, Devonport Dockyard
20 Sep, 1922[38] – 1 Nov, 1924[39]
Succeeded by
Louis C. S. Woollcombe
 

Footnotes

  1. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  2. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  3. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  4. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  5. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  6. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 7 January, 1919. Issue 41991, col C, p. 3.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 819.
  8. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 754.
  9. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  10. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  11. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 289.
  13. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  14. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  15. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  16. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  17. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  18. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  19. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  20. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  21. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  22. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  23. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  24. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 401i.
  26. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  27. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  28. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 394.
  29. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  30. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  31. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  32. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 819.
  33. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  34. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  35. The Navy List. (August, 1919). p. 754.
  36. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  37. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  38. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.
  39. Heard Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 84.