Richard Huth Walters

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Captain (retired) Richard Huth Walters, D.S.O., R.N. (26 November, 1874 – 18 January, 1944) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Walters was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 May, 1894.

Walters was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1904.

Walters was appointed in command of the armoured cruiser King Alfred on 21 January, 1914.[1]

Walters was granted the acting rank of Captain on 20 July, 1915.

Walters was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 23 June, 1920.

Walters was awarded a patent in 1924 for inventing a serrated wire for use in minesweeping.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Sydney S. Hall
Captain of H.M. T.B. 85
10 Jul, 1900
Succeeded by
Richard H. Walters
Preceded by
Richard H. Walters
Captain of H.M. T.B. 85
11 Jul, 1901 – 1901
Succeeded by
Brien M. Money
Preceded by
James de C. Hamilton
Captain of H.M.S. Dreadnought
10 Feb, 1904 – 18 May, 1904[2]
Succeeded by
Frederick L. Attenborough
Preceded by
Robert W. Johnson
Captain of H.M.S. Niger
24 Jan, 1905 – 26 Apr, 1905
Succeeded by
Edmund J. Prendergast
Preceded by
Henry L. Dicks
Captain of H.M.S. Goliath
16 Jan, 1912[3] – 1 Aug, 1912
Succeeded by
Charles T. Borrett
Preceded by
John D. Edwards
Captain of H.M.S. King Alfred
21 Jan, 1914[4] – 3 Oct, 1914
Succeeded by
George P. W. Hope
Preceded by
William R. Napier
Captain of H.M.S. Buttercup
12 Dec, 1916 – c. Jan, 1917
Succeeded by
Arthur C. Petherick


  1. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 334.
  2. The Navy List. (October, 1904). p. 311.
  3. The Navy List. (August, 1912). p. 320.
  4. The Navy List. (April, 1914). p. 334.