Hugh Richard Marrack

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Rear-Admiral Hugh Richard Marrack, C.B.E., D.S.C., R.N. (5 July, 1888 – 12 February, 1972) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

On 15 August, 1908, Marrack was sent to Mercury for instruction in submarines. On 1 January, 1909, he was appointed to Mercury to begin service in submarines.

Following twelve days in Plymouth Hospital for influenza, Marrack was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1910 and re-appointed to Mercury to continue his submarine service. On 26 October, 1911, he was appointed in command of the small coastal submarine A 10.[1]

Marrack served in command of A 10 until he was appointed in command of the submarine C 19 on 15 August, 1912. This command proved so lengthy that it extended into the War.[2]

Great War

On 3 April, 1916, Marrack was admitted to Queensferry Hospital for syphilis primary. On 17 May 1916, Marrack was admitted to Haslar Hospital for type II syphilis. He was found fit on the 9th.[3]

On 17 April, 1918, A D.S.C. for service in submarines was gazetted.[4]

Marrack was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1918. On 14 August, 1918 the Admiralty expressed its commendations to Marrack for his command of C 25 under seaplane attack.[5]

Interbellum

In December, 1920, he was appointed in command of the submarine K 8.[6]

Having been noted as being "specially meritorious" for advancement, Marrack was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1923.[7]

On 26 August, 1926, Marrack was lent to the Royal Australian Navy. On 1 April, 1927, he was appointed in command of the submarine H.M.A.S. Oxley. On 2 October 1928, Marrack reverted to the Royal Navy and gave up command of Oxley.[8]

Marrack was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1930.[9]

In 1933, Marrack was blamed for an error in judgment in which Medway, under his command, damaged a buoy at Hong Kong.[10]

On 23 May 1937, Marrack was admitted to R.N.H. Plymouth with gastritis. On 24 July, he was judged to have made a good recovery, but X-rays were ordered. He passed as fit on the 26th. At the end of the year, he was appointed as Captain Superintendent of H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness. On 12 December, 1939, he was re-appointed to the role, this time with the rank of Commodore, Second Class.[11]

World War II

Marrack was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 15 January, 1941. He continued to serve as Commodore Superintendent, H.M. Dockyard Sheerness until 9 July, 1943. Within a month, he was appointed to take up the same duties at Gibraltar Royal Dockyard.[12]

Marrack reverted to the Retired list on 26 September 1945. In 1949, he was granted permission to proceed abroad to the United States of America.[13]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Claude L. Y. Dering
Captain of H.M.S. A 10
26 Oct, 1911[14][15] – 15 Aug, 1912[16]
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie
Preceded by
Henry J. Hearn
Captain of H.M.S. C 19
15 Aug, 1912[17][18] – 1 Dec, 1916[19]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. E 51
1 Dec, 1916[20] – 11 Feb, 1919[21]
Succeeded by
Henry B. Crane
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. L 71
11 Feb, 1919[22] – 9 Aug, 1920[23]
Succeeded by
Gerald A. Garnons-Williams
Preceded by
Alfred G. Hine
Captain of H.M.S. K 8
Dec, 1920[24][25] – 10 Jun, 1921[26]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. M 3
10 Jun, 1921[27] – 14 Apr, 1923[28]
Succeeded by
Colin Mayers
Preceded by
Hubert Vaughan-Jones
Captain of H.M.S. Fermoy
14 Apr, 1923[29][30] – 1 Aug, 1924[31]
Succeeded by
Alfred G. Hine
Preceded by
Charles de Burgh
Captain of H.M.S. Vulcan
26 Mar, 1929[32] – 1 Nov, 1930[33]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Charles de Burgh
as Commander (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
Captain (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
26 Mar, 1929[34] – 4 May, 1933[35]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Stanley
as Commander (S), Sixth Submarine Flotilla
Preceded by
Henry I. M. L. Scott
Captain of H.M.S. Titania
1 Nov, 1930[36] – 2 Feb, 1931[37]
Succeeded by
Edward G. Stanley
Preceded by
Colin Cantlie
Captain of H.M.S. Medway
25 Mar, 1931[38] – 4 May, 1933[39]
Succeeded by
Allan Poland
Preceded by
Edward McC. W. Lawrie
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
5 May, 1933[40] – 14 Jul, 1933[41]
Succeeded by
Frank Elliott
Preceded by
Francis R. Barry
Captain of H.M.S. Carlisle
Sep, 1934[42] – 27 Sep, 1937[43]
Succeeded by
Gerald M. B. Langley
Preceded by
Geoffrey M. D. Maltby
as Captain Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness
Commodore Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Sheerness
15 Dec, 1937[44] – 9 Jul, 1943[45]
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Albert J. Robertson
Commodore in Charge & Commodore Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar
19 Aug, 1943[46] – 1 Jul, 1945[47]
Succeeded by
Victor A. C. Crutchley
as Vice-Admiral in Charge & Admiral Superintendent H.M. Dockyard, Gibraltar

Footnotes

  1. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  2. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  3. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  4. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  5. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 796.
  7. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  8. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  9. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  10. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  11. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  12. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  13. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  14. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  15. The Navy List. (January, 1912). p. 350.
  16. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  17. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  18. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 319.
  19. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  20. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  21. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  22. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  23. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  24. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  25. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 796.
  26. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  27. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  28. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  29. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  30. The Navy List. (July, 1924). p. 239.
  31. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  32. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  33. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  34. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  35. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  36. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  37. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  38. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  39. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  40. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  41. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  42. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  43. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  44. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  45. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  46. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.
  47. Marrack Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/51/225. f. 237.