Arthur Beckett Hughes

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Captain Arthur Beckett Hughes, C.B.E., R.N. (28 July, 1873 – 8 April, 1925) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Reverend J. Hughes gained eight months' time on passing out of Britannia.

Hughes was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in April, 1896.

Hughes was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1907.

Hughes commanded the battleship Ocean from April 1914 until Captain Arthur Hayes-Sadler arrived in August, at which time Hughes took over the role of second-in-command. He survived her sinking on 18 March 1915.

Hughes was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1915.


Hughes was appointed in command of the light cruiser Yarmouth on 1 March, 1919.[1]

Hughes was placed on the Retired List as medically unfit with chronic nephritis on 22 March, 1922.

Hughes would die "suddenly" in 1925.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Walter E. Woodward
Captain of H.M.S. Ocean
14 Apr, 1914[2] – 1 Aug, 1914
Succeeded by
Arthur Hayes-Sadler
Preceded by
Godfrey E. Corbett
Captain of H.M.S. Orotava
11 Nov, 1916[3] – 1 Dec, 1917
Succeeded by
Arthur B. Hughes
Preceded by
Arthur B. Hughes
Captain of H.M.S. Orotava
1 Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Cyril Asser
Captain of H.M.S. Yarmouth
1 Mar, 1919[4] – 8 Dec, 1920
Succeeded by
Herbert J. T. Marshall
Preceded by
Henry Luxmoore
Assistant Captain of Chatham Dockyard
10 May, 1921 – 15 Mar, 1922
Succeeded by
Ernest W. Leir


  1. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 902-945.
  2. Hughes Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/43. f. 406.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1917). p. 396b.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1920). p. 902-945.