John Hely Owen

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Commander (retired) John Hely Owen, (5 December, 1890 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

It appears that Owen entered Royal Naval College, Dartmouth directly – part of the Royal Navy's transition from training new cadets in H.M.S. Britannia as the new scheme was being primed.[1][Fact Check]

Early evaluators had uniquely uncharitable terms for Owen: "V. sleepy and has poor ability", "slow, possibly due to ill health", "does his best but is slow."

Owen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 October, 1912. In January 1913 he applied for submarines.[2]

In June 1915, he and Lt. Dering were cautioned to be more careful following the loss of seven one-pound treasury notes.[3]

In November 1915, 18-in R.G.F. Torpedo No. 908 was damaged through inefficiency of a crew trained by Owen.[4]

Owen was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 October, 1920.[5]

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Bibliography

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
George E. Jenkinson
Captain of H.M.S. C 5
1 Apr, 1916[6] – 12 Sep, 1916[7]
Succeeded by
Hugh Babington
Preceded by
Wilfrid B. Pirie
Captain of H.M.S. H 1
13 Sep, 1916[8] – Apr, 1918[9]
Succeeded by
John G. H. Steedman
Preceded by
Thomas A. Powell
Captain of H.M.S. L 8
1 Jul, 1921[10] – Apr, 1922[11]
Succeeded by
Patrick S. J. Ponsonby
Preceded by
Alec M. Carrie
Captain of H.M.S. L 5
1 Jul, 1921[12] – Apr, 1922[13]
Succeeded by
Jermyn Rushbrooke
Preceded by
Walter A. C. Dickson
Captain of H.M.S. L 7
1 Jul, 1921[14] – Apr, 1922[15]
Succeeded by
Henry N. Lake
Preceded by
Christopher P. Satow
Captain of H.M.S. L 4
1 Jul, 1921[16] – Apr, 1922[17]
Succeeded by
Charles C. Flemming
Preceded by
Charles H. Allen
Captain of H.M.S. L 16
22 Sep, 1922[18][19] – 1 Feb, 1923[20]
Succeeded by
Maurice W. Bailward
Preceded by
Edward M. C. Barraclough
Captain of H.M.S. L 25
19 Apr, 1923[21] – 1 Jun, 1923[22]
Succeeded by
Maurice W. Bailward

Footnotes

  1. "Cadetships in the Royal Navy." The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 22, 1905; pg. 10; Issue 37897.
  2. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  3. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  4. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  5. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  6. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  7. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  8. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  9. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  10. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  11. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  12. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  13. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  14. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  15. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  16. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  17. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  18. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  19. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 776.
  20. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  21. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.
  22. Owen Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/144/716. f. 717.