Hughes Campbell Lockyer

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Captain Hughes Campbell Lockyer, C.B. (4 March, 1866 – 22 June, 1941) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Lockyer was awarded the Egyptian Medal in 1883. On 10 April, 1883, he was deprived of one month's time by the Captain Blackburne of H.M.S. Heroine for impertinence toward a naval instructor.

Lockyer was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1899.[Citation needed]

He was promoted to the rank of Commander dated 31 December, 1902.[1]

Lockyer was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1908.

He was appointed captain of H.M.S. Exmouth in December of 1912, remaining there until July 1913.

Lockyer was then appointed in command of the battleship Implacable on 21 August, 1913,[2] directing her while supporting shore bombardment activities off Gallipoli and the Straits in April and May, 1915.[3]

Appointed Commodore, Second Class for "special service" on 30 April, 1917, Lockyer was convicted in a Court Martial on 13 July, 1917 for being drunk aboard H.M.S. Mavis while serving as Commodore of a convoy she was escorting. He was severely reprimanded, dismissed the ship and informed that he would not be employed again.

He retired at his own request on 21 March, 1918.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Wilmot S. Nicholson
Captain of H.M.S. Exmouth
Dec, 1912
Succeeded by
Walter E. Woodward
Preceded by
Gerald C. A. Marescaux
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
21 Aug, 1913[4] – 19 Apr, 1916
Succeeded by
Hughes C. Lockyer
Preceded by
Hughes C. Lockyer
Captain of H.M.S. Implacable
31 Aug, 1916[5] – 14 Mar, 1917
Succeeded by
Bertram S. Evans


  1. The London Gazette: no. 27512. p. 4. 2 January, 1903.
  2. The Navy List. (December, 1914). p. 334.
  3. The National Archives. ADM 1/8440/335, Enclosure 3.
  4. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394s.
  5. The Navy List. (December, 1916). p. 395i.