Henry Hugh Gordon Dacre Stoker

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Commander Henry Hugh Gordon Dacre Stoker, D.S.O., R.N. (2 February, 1885 – 2 February, 1966) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of surgeon William Stoker was born in Dublin.

Stoker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1906.

In November 1909, an evaluator noted that Stoker was "good at games".

Stoker was appointed in command of the submarine B 8 on 14 August, 1911.[1]

Stoker was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1914.

Stoker was appointed in command of the submarine H.M.A.S. AE 2 in 1914 and was in command when she was sunk by the Turkish T.B. Sultan Hissar. Luckily all her crew were saved.[2]

Stoker was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1919. He was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 2 October, 1920.

He enjoyed a successful acting career after retiring from the Navy in 1921.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Captain of H.M.S. A 10
16 Jan, 1909[3] – 1 Jan, 1910
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Meryon
Preceded by
Clement G. W. Head
Captain of H.M.S. B 5
1 Jan, 1910[4] – 25 Jul, 1911
Succeeded by
Claude C. Dobson
Preceded by
George W. E. Naper
Captain of H.M.S. B 8
25 Jul, 1911 – Oct, 1913
Succeeded by
Eric E. C. Tufnell
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.A.S. AE 2
7 Nov, 1913 – 30 Apr, 1915[5]
Succeeded by
Vessel Lost
Preceded by
Brownlow V. Layard
Captain of H.M.S. K 9
10 Feb, 1919 – 30 Jan, 1920
Succeeded by
Geoffrey R. S. Watkins


  1. The Navy List. (July, 1913). p. 296.
  2. Naval Operations. Volume II. p. 310, 374.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 351.
  4. The Monthly Navy List. (March, 1911). p. 317.
  5. Royal Australian Navy page on AE 2.