Hubert Walter Elphinstone Hollins

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Hubert (Hugo) Walter Elphinstone Hollins

Born8 June, 1923
Died31 January, 2014
Newcastle Emlyn, Cardiganshire, Wales
AllegianceFlag United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.gif United Kingdom
Service BranchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom from 1801.png Royal Navy
Years Active1937-1977
Highest RankRear Admiral command Flag RN from 1864.png Rear-Admiral
Commands heldHMS Petard (G56)
HMS Dundas (1956)
HMS Caesar (R07)
HMS Antrim (D18)
Gibraltar & Gibraltar Dockyard
Royal Naval Reserve

Rear-Admiral: Hubert (Hugo) Walter Elphinstone Hollins CB. (8 June, 1923 – 31 January, 2014), was a retired Royal Navy flag officer who went on to serve as Flag Officer, Gibraltar and Port Admiral, Gibraltar from 1972 to 1974,[1] and finally as Admiral Commanding, Reserves from 1974 to 1977.[2]

Naval Career

Hollins was educated at Stubbington House and Britannia RNC Dartmouth. He joined the Royal Navy in 1937 as a Cadet aged 13 On 16 March, 1944 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.[3] In 1957 he was promoted to Commander. In 1963 he advanced to the rank of Captain. He commanded HM Ships the P Class destroyer HMS Petard (G56), the frigate HMS Dundas (1956), the C Class destroyer HMS Caesar (R07) and the County Class guided missile destroyer HMS Antrim (D18) from March 1970 to September 1971 .[4]

Flag Appointments
Promoted to Rear-Admiral in 1972. He was appointed Flag Officer, Gibraltar responsible for the naval command of Gibraltar and Port Admiral, Gibraltar responsible for Gibraltar Dockyard from January 1972 to May 1974. His final appointment was Admiral Commanding, Reserves responsible for the Royal Naval Reserve from August 1974 to December 1976.[5]


  1. Hayes, Grace P.; Martell, Paul (1 July 1974). World military leaders. New Providence, New Jersey. United States: Bowker. p. 98. ISBN 9780835207850.
  2. "Hollins, Rear-Adm. Hubert Walter Elphinstone, (8 June 1923–31 Jan. 2014), marine consultant: Published online: 01 December 2007". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020). Oxford, England.: A & C Black and Oxford University Press. 1 December 2016. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u20536. Retrieved 5 July 2020.
  3. Admiralty, British (July 1945). "Lieutenants". The Navy List Quarterly. London, England.: H.M.S.O. p. 956.
  4. WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020).
  5. WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO (2020).