Hugh Percival Cotton

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Captain Hugh Percival Cotton, R.N., Retired (24 February, 1889 – 9 APril, 1956) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Cotton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 June, 1909.

Cotton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 June, 1917.


Cotton was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1922.

Cotton was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 25 February, 1935.

World War II

Reverted to Retired List on 12 October 1946.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Ralph Leatham
Captain of H.M.S. Winchester
1 Dec, 1922[1] – 16 Jun, 1924
Succeeded by
Frederic C. Bradley
Preceded by
Cecil Charles Brittain Vacher
Captain of H.M.S. Dahlia
15 Feb, 1927[2] – May, 1929
Succeeded by
Arthur R. Farquhar


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 844.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 230.