Claud Barry

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Sir Claud Barry
Born 17 July 1891
Died 27 December 1951 (1951-12-28) (aged 60)
Beaulieu, Hampshire
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1904–1951
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS C20
HMS Queen Elizabeth
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order

Admiral Sir Claud Barrington Barry KBE CB DSO (17 July 1891 – 27 December 1951) was a Royal Navy officer who became Naval Secretary.

Naval service[edit]

Educated at Cordwalles School[1] and at the Royal Naval College, Osborne and the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Barry joined the Royal Navy in 1904 and served in World War I in the Submarine Service[2] commanding various submarines including HMS C20, HMS C21, HMS D6 and HMS R12.[3] After the War he served with the Royal Australian Navy and was then given command of HMS K22 followed by HMS K26[4] before being appointed Chief of Staff to the Admiral, Submarines in 1934.[5]

He also served in World War II as Naval Assistant to the Second Sea Lord[5] and as Captain of the battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth[6] before becoming Rear-Admiral, Submarines in 1942.[2] After the War he became Naval Secretary and then Director of Dockyards.[7]


  1. ^ "BARRY, Admiral Sir Claud Barrington". Who Was Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press. November 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives. Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
  3. ^ Barrow Mariners Association. Retrieved on 2012-06-03. Archived 23 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ The Wartime Memories Project – The Second War. Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
  5. ^ a b Senior Royal Navy Appointments. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2012-06-03. Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Claud Barrington Barry DSO, RN. (1951-12-27). Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
  7. ^ Naval Visit The Straits Times, 19 May 1950

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Max Horton
Rear-Admiral Submarines
Succeeded by
George Creasy
Preceded by
Cecil Harcourt
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Maurice Mansergh