Arthur Barry

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Commander (retired) Arthur Barry, R.N. (8 September, 1859 – 3 March, 1928) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Barry entered the training ship Britannia in July, 1872, the same term as John Rushworth Jellicoe.

Barry was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 11 February, 1882.[1]

He was appointed to Vernon on 9 September, 1883 to qualify as a torpedo Lieutenant.[2] He woudl obtain a first-class certificate in April, 1885.

On 1 March, 1889, he was appointed to Bellerophon for torpedo duties. In April, 1889, Barry exhibited what the Commander-in-Chief deemed a "want of judgment & care" in a collision between Viper and Himalaya, but took no further action.

Barry was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Commander on 8 September, 1904.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John H. Robertson
Captain of H.M. T.B. 65
21 Jul, 1892[3] – 15 Aug, 1892
Succeeded by
Henry Strickland
Preceded by
Henry M. W. P. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Grasshopper
11 Jul, 1893 – 26 Aug, 1893
Succeeded by
Harold G. Grenfell
Preceded by
Arthur W. Torlesse
Captain of H.M.S. Seagull
26 Aug, 1893[4] – 12 Oct, 1896
Succeeded by
Hubert Grant-Dalton
Preceded by
George W. Gubbins
Captain of H.M.S. Jaseur
12 Oct, 1896 – 12 Oct, 1897
Succeeded by
Walter Carey


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 8.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 250.
  3. "The Naval Manœuvres". The Times. Saturday, 16 July, 1892. Issue 33692, col A, p. 17.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 262.