| 1908 - 1953|
| HMS Achates
Destroyers in the Mediterranean Fleet
World War I
World War II
Royal Victorian Order, Order of the British Empire, Order of the Bath, Distinguished Service Order
World War I, World War II
Henry McCall Wikipedia
Admiral Sir Henry William Urquhart McCall (11 June 1895 – 23 March 1980) was a senior Royal Navy officer who commanded the Reserve Fleet from 1951 until his retirement in 1953.
McCall joined the Royal Navy as midshipman in the cruiser HMS Hyacinth at the Cape of Good Hope in 1908. He served in World War I as sub-lieutenant in the steamship HMS Daffodil from 1915, as Executive Officer in the destroyer HMS Nepean in the Grand Fleet from 1916 and as Executive Officer in the destroyer HMS Westcott in the Grand Fleet from 1918. He was present at the Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow in 1919. He became commanding officer of the destroyer HMS Achates in the Mediterranean Fleet in 1932 and naval attaché at Buenos Aires in Argentina in 1938.
He served in the Second World War as commanding officer of the cruiser HMS Dido from 1940, as Chief of Staff to Admiral Sir Percy Noble who was Head of the British Naval Delegation to Washington D. C. from 1943 and as commanding officer of the battleship HMS Howe in South East Asia in 1944.
He became Senior British Naval Officer in the Middle East in 1946, Flag Officer, Destroyers in the Mediterranean Fleet in 1949 and Vice Admiral commanding the Reserve Fleet 1950 before retiring in 1953.