The Info List - Henry Ruthven Moore

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Admiral SIR HENRY RUTHVEN MOORE GCB , CVO , DSO (29 August 1886 – 12 March 1978) was the last British admiral to command Home Fleet during World War II
World War II
. He served in that post from 1944 to 1945.


Moore joined the Royal Navy
Royal Navy
in 1902. He served in World War I
World War I
taking part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

After the war Moore joined the staff of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and then became Naval Assistant Secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defence. Between 1928 and 1930 he commanded the cruisers HMS Caradoc and HMS Dauntless . He was appointed Deputy Director of Plans in 1930 and then took command of the cruiser HMS Neptune in 1933. He went on to be Chief of Staff for the Home Fleet in 1936 and Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth in 1938.

He served in World War II
World War II
initially as Commander of 3rd Cruiser Squadron and then as Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff from 1940. He became Vice Chief of the Naval Staff in 1941, Commander of the 2nd Battle Squadron in June 1943 and Commander-in-Chief of the Home Fleet in 1944.

After the War he was appointed Head of the British Naval Mission in Washington D. C.
Washington D. C.
and then became the first Chairman
of the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations Security Council
United Nations Security Council
in 1946. His final appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, The Nore in 1948. He retired in 1951.


* ^ A B C D E F G H I Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives * ^ " Royal Navy
Royal Navy
Officers 1939–1945". Retrieved 2007-02-02.

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Preceded by New post VICE CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF 1941–1943 Succeeded by Sir Edward Syfret

Preceded by Lord Fraser of North Cape COMMANDER IN CHIEF, HOME FLEET 1944–1945 Succeeded by Sir Edward Syfret

Preceded by Sir Harold Burrough COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, THE NORE 1948–1950 Succeeded by Sir Cecil Harcourt
Cecil Harcourt


Preceded by Lord Fraser of North Cape FIRST AND PRINCIPAL NAVAL AIDE-DE-CAMP 1948–1949 Succeeded by Sir Arthur Power


* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 48493224 * LCCN : n96052419 * IATH : w6qc0rww

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