Hugh Seymour

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Captain Hugh Seymour, D.S.O. (22 January, 1879 – 27 November, 1950) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Seymour gained an impressive eleven months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1901.[1]

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1909.[2]

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1915.[3]

In February through April of 1916, Seymour swept the Whiten Head minefield. He received a D.S.O. for sweeping in the period January through June of 1916.[4]

On 15 September 1917, the Admiralty thanked him for his service in command of a Gunboat Flotilla attached to the Grand Fleet. In 1918, S.N.O., Granton forwarded a strong recommendation that Seymour should receive a bar for his D.S.O. for his work in mine clearance. This was awarded in late 1918.

Post-War

Seymour was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1920.[5]

Seymour was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 14 July, 1922. There is no indication that he served during World War II.

Seymour died of lung cancer and general paralysis at age 71.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Algernon W. Abbott
Captain of H.M.S. Spiteful
28 Nov, 1905[7][8] – 18 Sep, 1907[9]
Succeeded by
Leslie D. Fisher
Preceded by
Leslie Drew Fisher
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
18 Sep, 1907[10][11] – 29 Jul, 1909[12]
Succeeded by
Reginald G. Talbot
Preceded by
Reginald T. Amedroz
Captain of H.M.S. Ure
29 Jul, 1912[13] – 15 Feb, 1913[14]
Succeeded by
Reginald S. Goff
Preceded by
John W. Nash
Captain of H.M.S. Speedy
15 Feb, 1913[15][16] – 4 Mar, 1914[17]
Succeeded by
Edward M. C. Rutherfoord
Preceded by
Edward M. C. Rutherfoord
Captain of H.M.S. Leda
4 Mar, 1914[18][19] – 15 Feb, 1917[20]
Succeeded by
J. Collis Bird
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Holderness
15 Feb, 1917[21][22] – 17 May, 1918[23]
Succeeded by
William N. Kingdon
Preceded by
?
Senior Officer, Third Fleet Sweeping Flotilla
15 Feb, 1917[24] – 19 Nov, 1919[25]
Succeeded by
Charles C. Bell
Preceded by
Stafford H. Dillon
Captain of H.M.S. Meynell
May, 1918[26][27] – Nov, 1919
Succeeded by
?
Preceded by
Richard H. L. Bevan
Captain of H.M.S. Godetia
25 Nov, 1919[28] – 15 Jan, 1921[29]
Succeeded by
Clarence W. E. Trelawny

Footnotes

  1. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  2. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  3. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  4. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  5. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  6. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  7. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  8. The Navy List. (March, 1907). p. 377.
  9. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  10. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  11. The Navy List. (July, 1908). p. 308.
  12. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  13. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  14. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  15. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  16. The Navy List. (March, 1914). p. 376.
  17. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  18. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  19. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395uu.
  20. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  21. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  22. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 394l.
  23. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  24. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  25. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  26. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  27. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 845.
  28. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.
  29. Seymour Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/45/56. f. 56.