Hugh James Orr

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Commander Hugh James Orr, R.N., Retired (21 January, 1878 – 19 April, 1946) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Orr was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 November, 1899.

In June 1906, Captain Tudor wrote that as gunnery officer in Challenger, Orr had been "[z]ealous as regards shooting, but unmethodical in his gunnery duties."

Orr was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 November, 1907.

Retired at his own request on 13 May 1912.

Orr was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 21 January, 1918.

World War II

Reverted to the Retired List on 29 July 1944.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edwyn S. Alexander-Sinclair
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
21 Jul, 1903[1]
Succeeded by
Anselan J. B. Stirling
Preceded by
Henry C. R. Brocklebank
Captain of H.M.S. Electra
14 Jul, 1904
Succeeded by
Philip R. Thresher


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence". The Times. Thursday, 16 July, 1903. Issue 37134, col D, p. 8.