Hubert George Alston

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Commander (retired) Hubert George Alston, (15 July, 1866 – ) served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve.

Life & Career

Alston was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 October, 1895.

He was placed on the Retired list at his own request with a step in rank on 6 November, 1909.

On 12 October 1914 he was appointed in command of the armed yacht Hecate, remaining there until 9 March 1915 when he was appointed to the Shetland Islands for shore service, eventually being placed in charge of Auxiliary Patrol Area II.

On 23 January 1918 he was commended for good work with the Scandinavian convoy system. Soon thereafter, he was serving as an acting Captain (retired) as the Convoy Officer, Methil.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Senior Naval Officer, Lerwick
before Feb, 1916[1]
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William H. Boys
Senior Naval Officer, Aultbea
Oct, 1918[2]c. Apr, 1919
Succeeded by
Harold D. Briggs


  1. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (March, 1916). p. 9.
  2. Supplement to the Monthly Navy List. (November, 1918). p. 8.