Ralph Meyrick Hall

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Commander (retired) Ralph Meyrick Hall, R.N. (11 April, 1885 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hall was born in Broughton in Furness, the son of a solicitor, and entered the service direct from Conway 15 January, 1901.

Hall was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1906.

In April 1910 he passed the preliminary exam to be an interpreter in German.

Hall was appointed Lieutenant (I) & Commander of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 19 on 10 September, 1912.[1]

Hall was appointed in command of the destroyer Earnest on 30 January, 1914.[2]

Hall was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1914.

Placed on the Retired List as medically unfit on 20 September, 1917.


Hall was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 11 April, 1925.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles F. Stow
Captain of H.M. T.B. 19
10 Sep, 1912[3] – Feb, 1914
Succeeded by
Guy O. Lydekker
Preceded by
Frederic A. H. Russel
Captain of H.M.S. Avon
mid Jan, 1914 – 30 Jan, 1914
Succeeded by
Charles A. W. Wrightson
Preceded by
Charles A. W. Wrightson
Captain of H.M.S. Earnest
30 Jan, 1914[4] – 22 Oct, 1915
Succeeded by
Arthur Cocks
Preceded by
Hugh T. England
Captain of H.M.S. Chelmer
16 Mar, 1916[5] – 21 Sep, 1916
Succeeded by
Arthur V. Hemming
Preceded by
The Hon. George Fraser
Captain of H.M.S. Jonquil
21 Sep, 1916 – 23 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Keith R. Farquharson


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 400.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 309.
  3. The Navy List. (December, 1913). p. 401.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1915). p. 393p.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1916). p. 393a.