Hugh St. Aubyn Malleson

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Lieutenant-Commander Hugh St. Aubyn Malleson, (25 November, 1902 – February, 1997) served in the Royal Navy.

As with many men born c. 1899 or later, his Service Records at The National Archives do not reflect activity between 1931 and 1939 or so.

Life & Career

Malleson was promoted to the rank of Midshipman on 15 May, 1920 and appointed to the battleship King George V. Before 1927, he would also serve in the destroyer Vivacious and the battleship Marlborough.

Malleson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 May, 1925.

In November 1927 he took a long signals course at Portsmouth.[1] In 1928, he was appointed to Campbell as wireless and signals officer for the Sixth Destroyer Flotilla.

Malleson suffered a chest concussion and fractured rib around 1 December, 1930. Oddly, he was declared fit on 10 December.

Appointed to the minesweeper Ross on 30 October, 1932.[2]

Malleson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 May, 1933.[3]

He was placed on the Retired List on 10 December, 1935.[4]

Malleson wrote an essay entitled Two Old Naval Customs That Died Hard (Admiral's stern-walks and submerged torpedo flats) for The Naval Review, 1988 volume 2.

See Also



  1. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Nov 07, 1927; pg. 22; Issue 44732.
  2. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 17, 1932; pg. 23; Issue 46266.
  3. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Friday, May 26, 1933; pg. 4; Issue 46454.
  4. "Naval Appointments." The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 11, 1935; pg. 10; Issue 47244.