Henry William Allen Adams

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Commander (retired) Henry William Allen Adams, R.N. (13 June, 1884 – ) served in the Royal Navy. His naval career was undermined by poor health.

Life & Career

Born in Cork.

As early as 1904, he was diagnosed with anemic dyspepsia.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 October, 1906.

On 12 January, 1907, Adams was sent to Mercury for instruction in submarines. His health was again causing issues, and on 10 August, 1908 it was declared that he was not fit enough for submarine service, and so reverted to general service. He was eventually sent to Latona on 1 October, 1909

Adams was retired as unfit on 10 February, 1910.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 October, 1914. On 4 February, 1915, he commenced work assisting the District Captain of the Southampton Coast Guard. This ended on 21 January, 1919.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) in recognition of services rendered during the war, dated 11 November, 1918.

World War II

Very briefly on the books, assisting in the fitting out of Spartiate and something about gunnery at Clyde in September 1939.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
William J. Foster
Captain of H.M. T.B. 26
18 Nov, 1905[1] – 1 Nov, 1906
Succeeded by
Philip A. Warre


  1. The Navy List. (June, 1906). p. 399.