Marcus Rowley Hill

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Vice-Admiral Marcus Rowley Hill, C.B.E., Royal Navy, Retired (13 March, 1867 – 8 February, 1925) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

Hill was appointed to the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert on 1 July, 1890.[1]

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 August.[2]

Hill was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1901.[3]

Hill was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1906.[4]

He commanded a series of armoured cruisers. He was appointed command of the Vindictive on 4 August, 1908.[5]

He assumed command of the first class protected cruiser Hawke in October 1909, remaining with her for thirteen months.

In August 1910, Hill assumed command of the light cruiser Glasgow.

He was appointed to command the armoured cruiser Hampshire on 17 January, 1913.[6] He transferred to command Leviathan in July 1914, remaining with her into 1916.

Great War

On 4 May, 1918, Hill was appointed Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown.[7] He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 1 September,[8] and placed on the Retired List on 2 September.[9] He was advanced to the rank of Vice-Admiral on the Retired List on 2 November, 1923.[10]

He passed away on 8 February, 1925 at 17 Burton Court, Chelsea, aged fifty-eight.

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Tuesday, 10 February, 1925. Issue 43882, col A, p. 1.

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Percy S. St. John
Captain of H.M.S. Sturgeon
1 Jan, 1898[11] – 8 Oct, 1898[Fact Check]
Succeeded by
John Luce
Preceded by
Vivian O. L. Champion de Crespigny
Captain of H.M.S. Hussar
11 Apr, 1899[12] – 12 Mar, 1900[13]
Succeeded by
Adolphus H. Williamson
Preceded by
Francis E. Travers
Captain of H.M.S. Redbreast
19 Mar, 1900[14] – 30 Jun, 1901[15]
Succeeded by
George C. Quayle
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Greyhound
26 Feb, 1902[16] – 7 May, 1902[17]
Succeeded by
John C. Hamilton
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Roebuck
8 May, 1902[18] – 6 Nov, 1903[19]
Succeeded by
Colin K. MacLean
Preceded by
John M. D. E. Warren
Captain of H.M.S. Sunfish
Aug, 1903[20] – Nov, 1903[21]
Succeeded by
John Kiddle
Preceded by
Colin K. MacLean
Captain of H.M.S. Lee
6 Nov, 1903[22] – 3 Jan, 1904[23]
Succeeded by
Claude A. Rombulow-Pearse
Preceded by
Edmund R. Pears
Captain of H.M.S. Perseus
3 Jan, 1904[24] – 15 Mar, 1906[25]
Succeeded by
Harold Christian
Preceded by
Edward H. Moubray
Captain of H.M.S. Vindictive
1 Aug, 1908[26] – 19 Oct, 1909[27]
Succeeded by
Harold G. Innes
Preceded by
Charles H. Morgan
Captain of H.M.S. Hawke
19 Oct, 1909[28][29] – 24 May, 1910[30]
Succeeded by
Edward F. Bruen
Preceded by
Norman L. Stanley
Captain of H.M.S. Glory
24 Jun, 1910[31] – 6 Sep, 1910[Inference]
Succeeded by
Francis W. Kennedy
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Glasgow
Aug, 1910[32][33] – 16 Sep, 1912[34]
Succeeded by
John Luce
Preceded by
Cuthbert E. Hunter
Captain of H.M.S. Hampshire
17 Jan, 1913[35] – Jan, 1914[36]
Succeeded by
Henry W. Grant
Preceded by
Walter R. G. Petre
Captain of H.M.S. Leviathan
30 Jul, 1914[37][38] – 9 Aug, 1916[39]
Succeeded by
Alexander Lowndes
Preceded by
William J. S. Alderson
Captain-in-Charge of the Scottish Coast Guard District
20 Sep, 1916[40] – 4 May, 1918[41]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Owen F. Gillett
Senior Naval Officer, Simonstown
4 May, 1918[42][43] – 15 Jun, 1919[44]
Succeeded by
James U. Farie
 

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (July, 1890). p. 252h.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 26084. p. 4773. 2 September, 1890.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 27335. p. 4780. 19 July, 1901.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27982. p. 31. 1 January, 1907.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 394a.
  6. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 321.
  7. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 7.
  8. The London Gazette: no. 30887. p. 10549. 6 September, 1918.
  9. The London Gazette: no. 30892. p. 10661. 10 September, 1918.
  10. The London Gazette: no. 32878. p. 7658. 9 November, 1923.
  11. The Navy List. (October, 1898). p. 299.
  12. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  13. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  14. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  15. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  16. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  17. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  18. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  19. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  20. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 137.
  21. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/88. f. 137.
  22. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  23. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  24. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  25. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 228/454.
  26. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  27. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  28. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 324.
  29. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  30. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  31. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  32. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  33. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 320.
  34. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  35. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  36. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  37. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 54.
  38. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395k.
  39. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  40. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 54.
  41. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 54.
  42. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 7.
  43. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.
  44. Hill Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/42. f. 454.