Melville Adams Hawes

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Captain Melville Adams Hawes (12 December, 1886 – ) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Shanghai and raised by a merchant uncle, Hawes was an interpreter in German and a gunnery specialist.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 March, 1907.[1]

He served in Venerable as gunnery officer and German interpreter from 8 January, 1913 to 6 January, 1914 and moved directly to Colossus.

He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 March, 1915.[2]

He continued to serve in Colossus until 11 January, 1918 and finished the war assigned to the Operations Division.

Post-war

Hawes was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1919.[3]

He married Dorothy Stanhope Hobart Kay on 31 January, 1920 and ceased work at the Operations Division on 1 October, 1920.

Service in Barham, Dunedin, Chatham, Southampton and Calcutta took him into 1924. He then switched to work in the Naval Intelligence Division and remained there until 1933.

Hawes was placed on the Retired List with the rank of Captain on 26 June, 1934.[4]

Hawes was still alive and doing work with the Navy into 1945, but September of that year featured a stay in Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham for Bell's Palsy.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Arthur Marsden
Captain of H.M.S. Erne
2 Jul, 1912[5]
Succeeded by
John P. Landon
 

Footnotes

  1. Hawes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 298.
  2. Hawes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 298.
  3. Hawes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 298.
  4. Hawes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 298.
  5. Hawes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50. f. 38/298.