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Hugo White

Sir Hugo White
Born (1939-10-22)22 October 1939
Died 1 June 2014(2014-06-01) (aged 74)
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Years of service 1960-1997
Rank Admiral
Commands held HMS Oracle
HMS Salisbury
HMS Avenger
HMS Bristol
Battles/wars Cod Wars
Falklands War
Other work Governor of Gibraltar

Admiral Sir Hugo Moresby White GCB CBE DL (22 October 1939 – 1 June 2014) was a senior officer of the Royal Navy and subsequently Governor of Gibraltar.


  • Early life 1
  • Military career 2
  • Later life 3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Educated at the Dragon School in Oxford, the Nautical College, Pangbourne.

Military career

Having attended the Britannia Royal Naval College, White was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1960.[1]

He was appointed Commanding Officer of the submarine, HMS Oracle, in 1970 and then went to teach at the Britannia Royal Naval College in 1971.[1] He went on to be Commander Submarine Sea Training in 1973 and Commanding Officer of the frigate, HMS Salisbury, in 1975 during the Cod Wars.[1] He was made Captain Naval Plans in 1978 and Commanding Officer of the frigate, HMS Avenger, as well as Captain of the 4th Frigate Squadron in 1981 and served in the Falklands War.[1] He went to work for the Chief of Defence Staff in 1982 and became Commanding Officer of the destroyer, HMS Bristol, in 1985.[1]

He was appointed Flag Officer Third Flotilla and Commander of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Striking Force in 1987.[1] He became Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff in 1988 and Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as Commander Northern Atlantic in 1991.[1] He went on to be Commander-in-Chief Fleet in 1992.

Later life

He was appointed Governor of Gibraltar in 1995.[2] He was also life president of the Type 21 Club Association.[3]

He died on 1 June 2014.[4]

Personal life

In 1966 he married Josephine Mary Lorimer and they went on to have two sons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Debretts People of Today 1994
  2. ^ Whitaker's Almanack 1996
  3. ^ Type 21 Club Association
  4. ^ "Former Governor, Sir Hugo White, dies aged 74". GBC News. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 

External links

  • Admiral Sir Hugo White - obituary, The Daily Telegraph, 10 June 1914
Military offices
Preceded by
Michael Livesay
Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff
Succeeded by
Peter Abbott
Preceded by
Sir Michael Livesay
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Succeeded by
Sir Christopher Morgan
Preceded by
Sir Jock Slater
Commander-in-Chief Fleet
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Abbott
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Chapple
Governor of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Luce
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