Ian Clarence Shirreff Hilton

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Commander (retired) Ian Clarence Shirreff Hilton, R.N. (26 August, 1886 – 26 June, 1927) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1909.

Hilton was appointed Lieutenant & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 20 on 4 April, 1912.[1] He left her when she paid off in January, 1914 and was appointed to join Thunderer on 11 February, serving with her until 19 March, 1916. He would then commence a series of destroyer commands, starting with Ness, appointed on 26 March, 1916. On 3 May, he was moved to command Lydiard before being appointed in command of the destroyer Larne on 10 May, 1916. He would command her through the end of the war.

Hilton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1917.


On 1 October, 1919, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Tetrarch.[2]

Hilton was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 2 February, 1927. He died later that same year.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Henry D. Pridham-Wippell
Captain of H.M. T.B. 20
4 Apr, 1912[3] – Jan, 1914
Succeeded by
The Hon. Francis L. W. Vernon
Preceded by
Gerald L. Parnell
Captain of H.M.S. Ness
26 Mar, 1916 – 2 May, 1916
Succeeded by
John W. Scott
Preceded by
George H. Knowles
Captain of H.M.S. Lydiard
3 May, 1916 – 9 May, 1916
Succeeded by
Malcolm L. Goldsmith
Preceded by
Charles G. Naylor
Captain of H.M.S. Larne
10 May, 1916[4] – 26 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Desmond Maxwell
Preceded by
John A. P. Legh
Captain of H.M.S. Ulster
15 Apr, 1919[5] – 30 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by
Mervyn B. Alexander-Sinclair
Preceded by
Henry P. Boxer
Captain of H.M.S. Tetrarch
1 Oct, 1919[6] – 3 Mar, 1921
Succeeded by
Kenneth M. Wilkinson


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 872.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 401.
  4. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 828.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1919). p. 922a.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 872.