Horace Reid Adams

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Captain (retired) Horace Reid Adams, R.N. (12 January, 1851 – 15 December, 1914) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Surrey.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 September, 1873. He was awarded a Royal Humane Society Medal in 1874 for his actions after a cutter overturned in October, 1873.

Adams qualified as a Torpedo Lieutenant second-class on 24 March, 1880.

Adams was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1890.

Adams was placed on the Retired List at his own request with the rank of Captain on 20 July, 1898.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Edward H. Gamble
Captain of H.M.S. Espoir
5 Jan, 1885[1] – 14 Dec, 1887
Succeeded by
Reginald Y. Smith
Preceded by
Edward W. Hodgkinson
Captain of H.M.S. Banterer
28 Sep, 1888[2] – 19 Aug, 1890
Succeeded by
Hugh B. Rooper
Preceded by
James B. Young
Captain of H.M.S. Pylades
16 Oct, 1894[3] – 1 Jun, 1898
Succeeded by
Reginald G. O. Tupper


  1. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 209.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1890). p. 197.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1896). p. 251.