Hugh Schomberg Currey

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Rear-Admiral Hugh Schomberg Currey, D.S.O., R.N. (11 November, 1876 – 12 August, 1955) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The eldest son of Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. Currey of the 4th Dragoon Guards.

Currey was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1899.[1]

Currey was appointed to the armoured cruiser Aboukir of the Third Cruiser Squadron, then operating in the Mediterranean, as Lieutenant (T) on 1 March, 1907.[2]

Currey was promoted to the rank of Commander on 22 June, 1911.[3]

He was appointed to the Formidable, then part of the Second Fleet, as executive officer on 2 January, 1912.[4]

Currey was appointed to the dreadnought H.M.S. Marlborough as executive officer on 30 May, 1914.[5] He served in her in this capacity at the Battle of Jutland. Burney cited his "untiring energy and skilful work" in helping to save the ship after being torpedoed.

Currey was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1916.

In 1918, Currey married Cecil, the only child of Lieutenant Reginald Baldwin Fulford, R.N..[6]

Currey was appointed in command of the light cruiser Cairo in March, 1921.

Promoted the rank of Rear-Admiral in 1928.

He died at age 78 at his his home at Brockenhurst. He was survived by Cecil and a daughter.[7]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter Hose
Captain of H.M. T.B. 55
15 Jun, 1897[8]
Succeeded by
Arthur W. Tomlinson
Preceded by
Lionel G. Preston
Captain of H.M.S. Lupin
1 Feb, 1917[9]
Succeeded by
Richard J. R. Scott
Preceded by
Edward C. Villiers
Captain of H.M.S. Actæon
11 Feb, 1919[10] – 11 Feb, 1921[Inference]
Succeeded by
Stanley L. Willis
Preceded by
Aubrey Lambert
Captain of H.M.S. Cairo
Mar, 1921[11]
Succeeded by
Arthur H. Walker


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1908). p. 18.
  2. The Navy List. (July, 1908). p. 271.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 19.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 316.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 355.
  6. Obituary. The Times, 16 August, 1955, p. 11.
  7. Obituary. The Times, 16 August, 1955, p. 11.
  8. "The Diamond Jubilee" The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 16, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35231.
  9. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 395h.
  10. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 722.
  11. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.