Hugh Skinner Shipway

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Rear-Admiral Hugh Skinner Shipway, Royal Navy (14 March, 1880 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Shipway was born in Middlesex, the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Shipway.

Shipway was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 June, 1902.[1]

Shipway married Mabel Young Niblett on 6 April, 1910 at St. Gabriel's in Cricklewood and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 26 June.[2]

Shipway was appointed to the battleship Conqueror on 17 May 1912.

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914 and on 24 January 1915 was lent to the first class protected cruiser Crescent. In May he was called back and in June placed in command of the first class protected cruiser Ariadne, a three month temporary assignment. He served in Dominion from 6 September 1915 to 9 August, 1916 when he was appointed to H.M.S. Thunderer.[3]

Shipway served in Thunderer until being appointed to King George V as executive officer on 5 February 1919. Promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1919, he was superseded in King George V on 9 Januiary, 1920.[4]

Shipway was appointed in command of the light cruiser Dublin in October, 1922. After being superseded in September, 1924, he took a senior officer's War Course. In December, 1925 he was appointed to Hawkins, additional, on the staff of Vice-Admiral Sinclair, and as Captain in Charge, Singapore, assuming command on 9 December.[5]

Shipway was appointed in command of the battleship Malaya in November, 1929.

Shipway was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 2 July, 1932 and was placed on the Retired List the following day.[6]

World War II

Shipway was recalled to service in September, 1939 as Naval Assistant to the "D. of S. T.", remaining there until 31 October, 1942. A period of inactivity followed before he was appointed in April, 1943 to a post in London whose particulars are even harder to discern. This lasted only until 20 June.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George B. W. Young
Captain of H.M.S. Ariadne
18 Jun, 1915[8] – 6 Sep, 1915[9]
Succeeded by
Percy G. Brown
Preceded by
William L. Elder
Captain of H.M.S. Dublin
1 Oct, 1922[10] – Sep, 1924[11]
Succeeded by
George W. Taylor
Preceded by
John S. Schäfer
Captain in Charge, Singapore
20 Oct, 1925[12] – 10 Oct, 1927[13]
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Preceded by
Geoffrey Hopwood
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
1 Dec, 1927[14] – 25 Nov, 1929[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Preceded by
Nicholas E. Archdale
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
25 Nov, 1929[16] – 1 Jan, 1931[17]
Succeeded by
James S. C. Salmond
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Commodore-in-Charge, Portland
23 Apr, 1931[18] – 1 Jul, 1932[19]
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Lecky

Footnotes

  1. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  2. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  3. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  4. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  5. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  6. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  7. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  8. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  9. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  10. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  11. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  12. The Navy List. (July, 1927). p. 200.
  13. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/214. f. 218.
  14. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  15. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  16. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  17. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  18. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  19. Lecky Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/54. f. 54.