Hugo Pearson

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Sir Hugo Pearson
Born 1843
Barwell, Leicestershire, England
Died 1912
Goodrich, Herefordshire, England
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1855–1908
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS St Vincent
Osborne
HMS Colossus
HMS Excellent
HMS Collingwood
HMS Barfleur
Australia Station
Nore Command
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

Admiral Sir Hugo Lewis Pearson KCB (1843 – 12 June 1912) was a Royal Navy officer who served as Commander-in-Chief, The Nore.

Naval career[edit]

Pearson joined the Royal Navy in 1855.[1] He was Captain of the first-rate HMS St Vincent, the Royal yacht Osborne and the second-rate, HMS Colossus.[1] He went on to command the shore establishment HMS Excellent and, later, the battleships HMS Collingwood and HMS Barfleur.[1] He was the Rear Admiral of the Reserve Fleet during the Jubilee Review in 1897.[1]

In 1898 he became Commander in Chief, Australia Station and served as such for two years until late 1900, when he returned to the United Kingdom and on 19 March 1901 was promoted to vice-admiral.[2] In 1903 he became Commander-in-Chief, The Nore.[3] He retired in 1908.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Obituary: Admiral Sir H L Pearson Evening Post, 14 June 2010
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27297. p. 2021. 22 March 1901.
  3. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1904
  4. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1909
Military offices
Preceded by
Cyprian Bridge
Commander-in-Chief, Australia Station
1898–1900
Succeeded by
Sir Lewis Beaumont
Preceded by
Sir Albert Markham
Commander-in-Chief, The Nore
1903–1907
Succeeded by
Sir Gerard Noel