Henry Phillips Hughes

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Commander (retired) Henry Phillips Hughes (26 December, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Folkestone, Hughes was raised by a guardian, Miss Hughes. His first two appointments were a year spent in Mars of the Channel Squadron, and then two years in Aboukir in the Mediterranean. He returned home in Cressy in January, 1905.[1]

On 30 January, 1906, he was appointed to Argyll. He was admitted to Plymouth Hospital on 17 October 1906. On 15 January, 1907 he was invalided from Argyll, regaining fitness on 1 March.

Hughes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1907.[2]

On 15 September, 1909, he was appointed to Mercury for instruction in submarines.

Hughes was appointed in command of the submarine C 22 on 15 August, 1912.[3]

He was appointed in command of the submarine B 4 on 20 August, 1913.[4]

Hughes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1915.[5]

On 1 April, 1916, Hughes was appointed in command of E 44, but on 4 April it was reported that he had developed measles and would be unable to take up his appointment for three weeks.

On 22 March, 1917, he was appointed to take command of the new submarine Nautilus. She was renamed N 1 before she commissioned.

Post-War

On 22 May 1919, Hughes was appointed to the paddle netlayer Queen Victoria, to take command upon her re-commissioning. He was with her, one of four net layers in the Aegean until his appointment ended on 20 October, 1919.[6]

Hughes was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Commander on 26 December, 1927.[7]

World War II

Many misc appointments. [TO BE CONTINUED - TONE]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ennis T. R. Chambers
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 73
Captain of H.M. T.B. 073
14 Sep, 1907[8][9] – 15 Sep, 1909[10]
Succeeded by
Tom D. Greener
as Captain of H.M. T.B. 073
Preceded by
Roland A. V. Durell
Captain of H.M.S. A 7
8 Nov, 1911[11][12] – 15 Aug, 1912[13]
Succeeded by
Philip E. Phillips
Preceded by
Walter E. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. C 22
15 Aug, 1912[14][15] – 20 Aug, 1913[16]
Succeeded by
Edward C. Carré
Preceded by
Alton Wishart
Captain of H.M.S. B 4
20 Aug, 1913[17][18] – 1 Apr, 1916[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
William R. D. Crowther
Lieutenant-Commander (S), Ninth Submarine Flotilla
5 Nov, 1915[20][21] – 1 Apr, 1916[22]
Succeeded by
Albert P. Addison
as Captain (S), Ninth Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 44
1 Apr, 1916[23] – 22 Mar, 1917[24]
Succeeded by
Gilbert E. Venning
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. N1
23 Mar, 1917[25]c. 25 May, 1918[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Orby
29 Oct, 1918[27][28] – 22 May, 1919[29]
Succeeded by
Andrew Wilmot-Smith

Footnotes

  1. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  2. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 395a.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  5. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  6. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  7. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  8. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  9. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 399.
  10. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  11. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  12. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 350.
  13. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  14. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  15. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 395a.
  16. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  17. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  19. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  20. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  21. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 277.
  22. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  23. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  24. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  25. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  26. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  27. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.
  28. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 855.
  29. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/50/22. f. 182.