Charles Hughes (Royal Navy officer)

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Charles Hughes
Allegiance  Kingdom of Great Britain
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Commodore
Commands held HMS Exeter
HMS Worcester
East Indies Station
Battles/wars American Revolutionary War

Commodore Charles Hughes was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station.

Naval career[edit]

In 1782 Hughes commanded HMS Exeter[1] before transferring to command HMS Worcester in November 1782.[2] On 20 June 1783 the Worcester took part in the Battle of Cuddalore, an action with the French fleet off Cuddalore which took place after peace had been signed in Europe but before the news had reached India and which became the final battle of the American Revolutionary War.[3]

He was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station in 1785 and remained in post until 1787.[4]

He lived at Friday Hill House in Essex.[5]


Military offices
Preceded by
Andrew Mitchell
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
Succeeded by
William Cornwallis