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 promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1914.[3]

Post-War

Shipway was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1919.[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 After being superseded in September, 1924, he took a senior officer's War Course.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
Geoffrey Hopwood
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
1 Dec, 1927[12] – 25 Nov, 1929[13]
Succeeded by
Arthur L. Snagge
Preceded by
Nicholas E. Archdale
Captain of H.M.S. Malaya
25 Nov, 1929[14] – 1 Jan, 1931[15]
Succeeded by
James S. C. Salmond
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Commodore-in-Charge, Portland
23 Apr, 1931[16] – 1 Jul, 1932[17]
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. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. f. 218.
  13. Shipway Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45. 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. Lecky Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/46/54. f. 54.