Herbert William Shove

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Herbert William Shove, D.S.O., O.B.E., R.N. (6 July, 1886 – 5 December, 1943) was a submarine officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Shove was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1906.

Shove was appointed in command of the submarine C 2 on 15 October, 1912.[1]

Exactly one year later, he was re-appointed in command of C 2.[2]

Shove was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1914. On 25 April, 1914, C 2 collided with Hebe and Shove was told to be more careful in future.

Shove invented a dummy explosive periscope the Admiralty described as "ingenious". In April, 1915 he also produced a design for a mine designed to be laid by submarine.

In 1918, Shove ably handled an incident in which K 3 dived to an abnormal depth.

Shove was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 7 November, 1919. He was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 6 July, 1926.

World War II

Shove died of tuberculosis while serving at Freetown.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles L. Kerr
Captain of H.M.S. A 8
22 Feb, 1911[3] – 1 Dec, 1911
Succeeded by
Francis T. Hewson
Preceded by
Ernald G. H. Master
Captain of H.M.S. C 2
15 Oct, 1912[4] – 1 Jul, 1915
Succeeded by
George J. D. Tweedy
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. E 29
1 Jul, 1915 – 22 Apr, 1917
Succeeded by
Colin Cantlie
Preceded by
Ernest W. Leir
Captain of H.M.S. K 3
22 Apr, 1917 – 11 Sep, 1919
Succeeded by


  1. The Navy List. (June, 1914). p. 382.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 385.
  3. The Navy List. (April, 1911). p. 350.
  4. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 385.