Arthur Russell Hulbert

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Captain Arthur Russell Hulbert, Royal Navy (9 April, 1871 – 12 January, 1913) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

He was mentioned in despatches for his service with the Naval Brigade in China.

Hulbert was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1908.[1]

In December 1910, he assumed command of the second class protected cruiser Highflyer.[2]

On 14 November, 1911, he was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Venus as Captain (D) of the Seventh Destroyer Flotilla.[3]

He was appointed to the scout cruiser Blonde on 10 May, 1912 in command of the First Destroyer Flotilla.[4]

Hulbert drowned at Harwich on 12 January, 1913. He had been seen walking on the quarterdeck of the Blonde at 0920.[5] A man on the neighbouring depot ship Tyne saw a splash, but dismissed it as a sailor taking a morning swim.[6]

Bibliography

Service Records


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward F. Bruen
Captain of H.M.S. Highflyer
Dec, 1910[7] – ?
Succeeded by
James D. Dick
Preceded by
Robert E. R. Benson
Captain of H.M.S. Venus
14 Nov, 1911[8] – ?
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Shelford
Preceded by
?
Captain (D), Seventh Destroyer Flotilla
14 Nov, 1911[9] – ?
Succeeded by
Francis G. St. John
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Blonde
10 May, 1912[10] – 12 Jan, 1913[11]
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
Preceded by
Robert K. Arbuthnot
Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla
10 May, 1912[12][13] Hulbert drowned at Harwich on 12 January, 1913, having fallen from Blonde. [14] – ?
Succeeded by
William F. Blunt
 

Footnotes

  1. The London Gazette: no. 28211. p. 32. 1 January, 1909.
  2. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  3. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 11 November, 1911. Issue 39740, col B, p. 13.
  4. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  5. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 13 January, 1913. Issue 40107, col B, p. 11.
  6. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 14 January, 1912. Issue 40108, col F, p. 13.
  7. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  8. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 11 November, 1911. Issue 39740, col B, p. 13.
  9. "Naval Appointments" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Saturday, 11 November, 1911. Issue 39740, col B, p. 13.
  10. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  12. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Tuesday, 23 April, 1912. Issue 39880, col G, p. 16.
  13. March. British Destroyers. pp. 160-161.
  14. "Naval and Military Intelligence" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Monday, 13 January, 1913. Issue 40107, col B, p. 11.

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