Hugh Davenport Colville

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Captain (retired) Hugh Davenport Colville (1 January, 1881 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Colville was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 June, 1902.[1]

Colville was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 26 June, 1910.[2]

Colville was placed in command of the new destroyer Racoon in October, 1910. In early 1911, Captain (D), First Destroyer Flotilla Arbuthnot would take exception to the untidy state of affairs aboard Racoon, which is odd given the ship's spanking-new character. Colville was therefore removed from command on 25 February. Colville's request to be placed on half pay was refused and he was instead appointed to join the battleship Britannia. Colville was appointed to the battlecruiser Princess Royal in mid-November, 1912 – shortly after Britannia paid off.[3]

Colville narrowly dodged an appointment in command of the gunboat Bramble on the China Station and was instead appointed in command of the destroyer Porpoise on 28 January, 1914. Colville was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1915 and remained in command of Porpoise. He was her captain at the Battle of Jutland, operating as part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[4] Shortly after the battle, Colville was appointed in command of the "M" Class destroyer Relentless.

After two years in command of Relentless, Colville was next appointed in command of the flotilla leader Gabriel on 14 June, 1918.[5]

Post-War

Colville was appointed in command of the flotilla leader Mackay on 9 July, 1920.[6]

Colville was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 1 November, 1922 and was to be eligible for a step in rank at age 45. Accordingly, he was promoted to the rank of Captain on 1 January, 1926.[7]

Colville changed his last name to Wakeman-Colville in 1927.[8]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Theodore E. J. Bigg
Captain of H.M.S. Brazen
15 Jun, 1908[9][10] – 10 Jan, 1910[11]
Succeeded by
William B. Mackenzie
Preceded by
Maurice C. Bomford
Captain of H.M.S. Peterel
10 Jan, 1910[12] – 19 Oct, 1910[13]
Succeeded by
Clarence W. E. Trelawny
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Racoon
19 Oct, 1910[14] – 25 Feb, 1911[15]
Succeeded by
Arthur G. Muller
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Porpoise
28 Jan, 1914[16] – Jun, 1916
Succeeded by
George P. Leith
Preceded by
George P. Leith
Captain of H.M.S. Relentless
Jun, 1916[17] – Jun, 1918[18]
Succeeded by
Francis T. Hare
Preceded by
Geoffrey Mackworth
Captain of H.M.S. Gabriel
14 Jun, 1918[19] – 9 Jan, 1920[20]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Edmond J. G. Mackinnon
Captain of H.M.S. Valkyrie
9 Jan, 1920[21] – 9 Jul, 1920[22]
Succeeded by
Montague R. Bernard
Preceded by
Aubrey T. Tillard
Captain of H.M.S. Mackay
9 Jul, 1920[23][24] – Jun, 1921[25]
Succeeded by
Dashwood F. Moir
Preceded by
Frederick N. Eardley-Wilmot
Captain of H.M.S. Galatea
Jun, 1921[26] – 22 Aug, 1921[27]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Arthur Stopford
Captain of H.M.S. Cleopatra
12 Mar, 1922[28] – 29 Aug, 1922[29]
Succeeded by
Harold E. Denison

Footnotes

  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 16.
  2. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  3. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  4. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  5. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 797.
  6. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 805.
  7. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  8. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  9. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 287.
  11. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  12. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  13. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  14. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  15. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  16. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  17. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 397j.
  18. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  19. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 797.
  20. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  21. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  22. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  23. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  24. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 805.
  25. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  26. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  27. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  28. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.
  29. Colville Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/231. f. 235.