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Rear-Admiral Hubert Edward Dannreuther, D.S.O., (12 December, 1880 – 12 August, 1977) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Early Life & Career

Hubert Edward Dannreuther was born in Bayswater, London, on 12 December, 1880, a son of Edward Dannreuther, professor of music. His elder brother was Tristan Dannreuther.

He was appointed First and (G) of the battle cruiser Invincible in August, 1913. He became just the gunnery officer on 1 January, 1914.

Great War

He was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, and reappointed to Invincible in lieu of a Lieutenant (G).

On 14 December, 1914, his gunnery work at the Battle of the Falkland Islands earned him a mention in despatches and a recommendation for promotion from Vice-Admiral Sturdee.

On 28 June he was appointed to Victory as Commander of the new battle cruiser Renown.

On 15 September he was appointed a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) for his services at Jutland.[1]


Dannreuther left Renown on 15 January, 1919, and was appointed to H.M.S. Excellent. He was superseded on 4 August, 1920, having been promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June. He was appointed to President on 10 September for service as Vice-President of the Chemical Warfare Committee.

He was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 October, 1932, and placed on the Retired List the following day, in accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 9 March, 1914. He died on 12 August, 1977, at the age of ninety-six, in Royal Leamington Spa.


  1. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 29751. p. 9071. 15 September, 1916.


See Also

Service Records

Naval Appointments