Henry Horan

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Henry Horan
Born 12 August 1890
Died 1961
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Years of service 1910 - 1941
Rank Rear-Admiral
Commands held HMS Coventry
HMS Barham
New Zealand Division
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Rear-Admiral Henry Edward Horan CB DSC (12 August 1890–1961) was a Royal Navy officer who became Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Division.

Naval career[edit]

Horan joined the Royal Navy in 1910 and served in World War I[1] taking part in the Battle of Heligoland Bight in 1914.[2] He was appointed Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Coventry in 1931,[3] Senior Naval Member on the Directing Staff at the Imperial Defence College in October 1935[4] and Commanding Officer of the battleship HMS Barham in 1937.[3]

He also served in World War II as Commander-in-Chief of the New Zealand Division from December 1939 to April 1940[4] before retiring in 1941.[1] In early retirement he served as a staff officer in Combined Operations Headquarters in Richmond Terrace, London.[5] He was made a CB in the New Year Honours 1947.[6]


  1. ^ a b U-boat.net
  2. ^ Award of the Distinguished Service Cross
  3. ^ a b Royal Navy Warships Archived 14 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b Senior Royal Navy Appointments Archived 15 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Mountbatten Papers: Correspondence files, 1946-8 Southampton University
  6. ^ "No. 37835". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1947. p. 3.
Military offices
Preceded by
James Rivett-Carnac
Commander-in-Chief, New Zealand Division
Succeeded by
Edward Parry