Alexander Hugh Gye

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Lieutenant-Commander Alexander Hugh Gye (7 February, 1884 – 21 December, 1916) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

He was awarded the Ryder Memorial Prize for 1903 for placing highest in the examination in French at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Gye was appointed in command of the destroyer Teviot on 24 August, 1912.[1]

Gye was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1914.[2]

On 17 June, 1914, he was appointed in command of the destroyer Lapwing,[3] remaining there when she fought as part of the First Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland,[4] even though he'd been appointed to command the new destroyer Negro in May.[5] He was killed in command on 21 December, when Negro was lost in a collision with Hoste in the North Sea.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Philip W. C. Sharpe
Captain of H.M. T.B. 113
21 Jul, 1906[7] – Dec, 1908[Inference]
Succeeded by
Clement R. Dane
Preceded by
Walter J. Fletcher
Captain of H.M. T.B. 10
14 Jan, 1911[8] – 15 Aug, 1911
Succeeded by
Richard S. Robinson
Preceded by
Gerald C. Harrison
Captain of H.M.S. Teviot
24 Aug, 1912[9] – mid 1914
Succeeded by
Hugh R. Troup
Preceded by
Alan F. W. Howard
Captain of H.M.S. Lapwing
17 Jun, 1914[10] – mid 1916
Succeeded by
Hubert W. D. Griffith
Preceded by
Hubert W. D. Griffith
Captain of H.M.S. Negro
May, 1916[11] – 21 Dec, 1916[12]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 382.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 189.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 345.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. p. 47.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396e.
  6. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 302.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 399.
  8. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 399.
  9. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 382.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 395i.
  11. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 396e.
  12. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. p. 302.