Edward Grey Hulton

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Rear-Admiral (retired) Edward Grey Hulton (4 August, 1845 – 19 January, 1923) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Hulton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 7 March, 1867.

In 1874, Hulton was awarded the Royal Humane Society's Bronze Medal.[1]

Hulton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 15 May, 1876.

Hulton was mentioned in despatches for commanding a small party in disguise sent to destroy a rail line and trains at the occupation of Suez[?] 2 August, 1882.

Hulton was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1885.

Hulton was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Amphion on 11 December, 1888.[2] He was severely reprimanded in a Court Martial convened three days after he grounded her on 16 November 1889.

Hulton was again Court Martialed on 1 August 1892 for hazarding Forth during the Annual Manoeuvres of 1892.[3] Hulton received a reprimand on this occasion. An estimation from Sir A. Hoskins and Lord Spencer was provided which read, "notwithstanding the many fine qualities he possesses as an officer in command, he should not be again entrusted with one of H.M.S. ships."

Hulton was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 14 December, 1895 and was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 1 August, 1899.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Dragon
3 Jun, 1880[4] – 31 Oct, 1882
Succeeded by
Charles V. Anson
Preceded by
Charles Johnstone
Captain of H.M.S. Dryad
20 Nov, 1883[5] – 10 Nov, 1884
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. Mersey
4 Jul, 1888 – 4 Sep, 1888
Succeeded by
Henry Rose
Preceded by
William A. D. Acland
Captain of H.M.S. Amphion
11 Dec, 1888[6] – 25 Jan, 1892
Succeeded by
John R. E. Pattisson
Preceded by
John H. Bainbridge
Captain of H.M.S. Forth
21 Jul, 1892
Succeeded by
Charles P. G. Hicks


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1878). p. 577.
  2. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 198.
  3. "Blue Squadron: Court Martial." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Sep 03, 1892; pg. 7; Issue 33734.
  4. The Navy List. (December, 1881). p. 206.
  5. The Navy List. (October, 1884). p. 207.
  6. The Navy List. (April, 1891). p. 198.