Cecil Henry Hulton Sams

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Captain (retired) Cecil Henry Hulton Sams (9 March, 1883 – 28 August, 1931) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Sams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1904.

Sams was appointed in command of the destroyer Defender on 2 October, 1914.[1]

In March, 1916, Sams was appointed in command of the destroyer Obdurate.[2] He commanded her as part of the Thirteenth Destroyer Flotilla at the Battle of Jutland.[3]

Sams was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1917.

On 11 January, 1921, Sams was appointed in command of the destroyer Shamrock.[4] In June, 1921, he was appointed in command of Veteran. Captain Moir's inspection of Veteran on 31 December, 1921 was satisfactory "but hair."

Placed on Retired List at his own request on 24 January, 1923.

Promoted to Captain (retired) on 9 March, 1928.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter J. Fletcher
Captain of H.M.S. Defender
2 Oct, 1914[5]
Succeeded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Preceded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Captain of H.M.S. Obdurate
Mar, 1916[6] – 26 May, 1919
Succeeded by
Charles W. T. V. S. Lepper
Preceded by
Henry P. Boxer
Captain of H.M.S. Shamrock
11 Jan, 1921[7] – Jun, 1921
Succeeded by
Colin C. L. Mackenzie
Preceded by
Walter H. G. Fallowfield
Captain of H.M.S. Veteran
Jun, 1921 – 2 Jan, 1922
Succeeded by
William J. Whitworth
Preceded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Captain of H.M.S. Witherington
3 Jan, 1922 – Jan, 1923
Succeeded by
Eric Q. Carter

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 301.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854.
  3. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 46, 224.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 863.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 393i.
  6. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 854.
  7. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 863.