Thomas Hugh Binney

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Admiral SIR Thomas Hugh Binney, K.C.B., K.C.M.G., D.S.O., Royal Navy (9 December, 1883 – 8 January, 1953) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

His brother was Ralph Douglas Binney.

Life & Career

Binney was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 September, 1904.[1]

Binney was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 September, 1912.[2]

He was appointed as Gunnery Officer in Queen Elizabeth on 24 September, 1914. He would retain this important post until 24 March, 1919.[3]

Binney was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916.[4]

Post-War

Binney was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1922.[5]

In December 1922, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cardiff.

He was appointed in command of the battlecruiser Hood on 15 August, 1932.[6]

Binney was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 4 August, 1934.[7]

Binney was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 22 January, 1938.[8]

World War I

Binney was appointed as Flag Officer Commanding, Orkneys and Shetlands in December, 1939. Binney was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 6 April, 1942 In April, 1943, he was made Chairman of the Manpower Enquiry, being placed on the Retired List to facilitate the promotion of younger officers and re-appointed as Chairman on 9 December.[9]

On 8 February, 1944 he was appointed to Lucifer as Flag Officer in Charge, Cardiff in succession to Admiral Sir Rudolf M. Burmester, to serve in the rank of Rear Admiral. He served there until being superseded on 22 January, 1945.[10]

Binney died after an operation on 8 January, 1953 aged sixty-nine.[11]

Bibliography

  • "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 10 January, 1953. Issue 52516, col A, pg. 1.
  • "Admiral Sir Hugh Binney" (Obituaries). The Times. Saturday, 10 January, 1953. Issue 52516, col F, pg. 8.

Papers

Service Record

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Lewis W. Braithwaite
Naval Assistant to the Fourth Sea Lord
13 Jul, 1919[12] – 15 Mar, 1920[13]
Succeeded by
Basil G. Washington
Preceded by
Lionel F. Maitland-Kirwan
Captain of H.M.S. Cardiff
Jan, 1923[14] – Jan, 1925[15]
Succeeded by
St. A. B. Wake
Preceded by
Wilfrid A. Egerton
Deputy Director of Plans
1 Apr, 1925[16] – 22 Aug, 1927[17]
Succeeded by
Harold O. Reinold
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of H.M.S. Nelson
15 Dec, 1928[18] – 26 May, 1930[19]
Succeeded by
Fischer B. Watson
Preceded by
Julian F. C. Patterson
Captain of H.M.S. Hood
15 Aug, 1932[20][21] – Aug, 1933[22]
Succeeded by
F. Thomas B. Tower
Preceded by
Sir Arthur M. Longmore
Commandant of the Imperial Defence College
1 Jan, 1939[23] – 8 Aug, 1939[24]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Wilfred F. French
Flag Officer Commanding, Orkneys and Shetlands
20 Dec, 1939[25] – 7 Jan, 1942[26]
Succeeded by
Lionel V. Wells
 

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 7.
  2. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  3. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  4. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  5. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  6. Taylor. The Battlecruiser Hood. p. 230.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 34076. p. 5054. 7 August, 1934.
  8. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  9. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  10. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  11. "Deaths" (Deaths). The Times. Saturday, 10 January, 1953. Issue 52516, col A, p. 1.
  12. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  13. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  14. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  15. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  16. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  17. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  18. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  19. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  20. Taylor. The Battlecruiser Hood. p. 230.
  21. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  22. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  23. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  24. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  25. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.
  26. Binney Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48/9. f. 412.