Hugh Vaughan Lavington

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Commander (retired) Hugh Vaughan Lavington, R.N. (2 June, 1887 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Bristol.

Qualified in navigation on 2 December, 1910.

Lavington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 31 December, 1909. He was appointed to the destroyer Acheron as navigator on 24 October, 1911.[1] On 4 March 1913 he was appointed to the third class protected cruiser Pegasus. He survived her loss on 20 September 1914 to the German light cruiser Königsberg at Zanzibar.

He later served as navigator in the light cruiser Dartmouth (until mid-1915) and then in the armoured cruiser Carnarvon.

Lavington was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 31 December, 1917.

Lavington was placed on the Retired List at his own request on 8 September, 1922 and promoted to the rank of Commander on 2 June, 1927.

World War II

Lavington was exempted from call-up, as he was General Manager of Trinidad Petroleum Development.

See Also


  1. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 271.