Wilfrid Ward Hunt

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Captain Wilfrid Ward Hunt, D.S.O., R.N., Retired (26 July, 1883 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hunt was born in London.

Hunt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1904.[1]

Hunt was appointed in command of the second-class torpedo boat T.B. 42 on 1 August, 1906.[2][3] He would leave her for the battleship London on 16 May, 1907. On 2 June, 1908, he went over to the second class protected cruiser Fox.[4]

Hunt was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 92 on 31 August, 1912.[5]

Hunt was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1912. Rear-Admiral Brock recommended that Hunt be given command of a flotilla.[6]

Great War

About a dozen torpedo boats, all but T.B. 92 under command of a Gunner or a Chief Gunner, made up the Gibraltar flotilla from late 1913 onward.

On 6 May, 1915, T.B. 92 engaged a U-boat. Senior Officer, Gibraltar, Rear-Admiral Brock praised Hunt for his promptitude in trying to sink the submarine.[7]

Upon being promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1916, Hunt was placed in command of the flotilla, remaining in command until January, 1919.[8]

Post-war

Hunt was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 31 March, 1923.[9]

Hunt was promoted to the rank of Captain on 26 July, 1928.[10]

World War II

Hunt was called back to naval service for the Second World War, being appointed in command of the land establishment H.M.S. Volcano on 31 January, 1941.. He reverted to the Retired List on 12 December, 1945.[11]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ernest J. F. Tisdall
Captain of H.M. T.B. 42
1 Aug, 1906[12] – 1907
Succeeded by
Clive N. Rolfe
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 042
Preceded by
John C. Hodgson
Captain of H.M.S. Cheerful
8 Apr, 1911[13] – 24 May, 1911[14]
Succeeded by
Robert J. Buchanan
Preceded by
Adrian St. V. Keyes
Captain of H.M.S. Fawn
Jun, 1911[15][16] – 31 Aug, 1912[17]
Succeeded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Preceded by
Hardinge L. Shephard
Captain of H.M. T.B. 92
31 Aug, 1912[18] – Jan, 1919[19]
Succeeded by
Francis C. Hanna

Footnotes

  1. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1907). p. 399.
  3. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  4. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 956.
  6. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  7. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  8. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  9. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  10. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  11. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  12. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 400.
  13. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  14. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  15. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  16. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 312.
  17. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.
  18. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 956.
  19. Hunt Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/48. f. 458.