Henry Ruthven Moore

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Admiral SIR Henry Ruthven Moore, G.C.B., C.V.O., D.S.O., R.N. (29 August, 1886 – 12 March, 1978) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Colonel Henry Moore entered Britannia from Sherborne.[1]

Moore was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1908.

Moore married Katherine Henley Joan that year, who would bear one son and one daughter before her death in 1945.[2]

During the Great War, Moore was navigating officer in the light cruisers Active, Galatea. He fought at the Battle of Jutland in Castor.[3]

Moore was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 January, 1916.

Post-War

Moore was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1919.

Moore was promoted to the rank of Captain on 31 December, 1926.

Moore was appointed in command of the light cruiser Caradoc in September, 1928.

Moore was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 11 January, 1938.

Moore was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 15 April, 1945.

In 1946, he served as the first chairman of the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations Security Council.[4]

In 1948, he married Catherine Harlow Wilkinson, widow of Vice-Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson, Jr., U.S.N..[5]

Moore was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 15 January, 1951.

He became Deputy Lieutenant for Kent in 1957 and served as High Sheriff in the county from 1959-60.[6]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Errol Manners
Captain of H.M.S. Caradoc
11 Sep, 1928[7] – 1929
Succeeded by
Victor H. Danckwerts
Preceded by
Francis H. G. Walker
Captain of H.M.S. Dauntless
25 Feb, 1930 – 30 Oct, 1930
Succeeded by
John G. P. Vivian
Preceded by
John H. D. Cunningham
Deputy Director of Plans
15 Dec, 1930 – 15 Dec, 1932
Succeeded by
Edward L. S. King
Preceded by
John H. D. Cunningham
Director of Plans
15 Dec, 1932 – 24 Nov, 1933
Succeeded by
Edward L. S. King
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
24 Nov, 1933 – Dec, 1935
Succeeded by
Denham M. T. Bedford
Preceded by
Lionel V. Wells
Rear-Admiral Commanding, Third Cruiser Squadron
Apr, 1939[8] – Jul, 1940[9]
Succeeded by
Edward de F. Renouf
Preceded by
Sir Tom S. V. Phillips
as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff
Vice Chief of Naval Staff
21 Oct, 1941 – 7 Jun, 1943
Succeeded by
Sir Edward N. Syfret
Preceded by
Sir Harold M. Burrough
Commander-in-Chief at the Nore
1948 – 1950
Succeeded by
Sir Cecil H. J. Harcourt

Footnotes

  1. "Admiral Sir Henry Moore." The Times (London, England), 14 March, 1978, p. 21.
  2. "Admiral Sir Henry Moore." The Times (London, England), 14 March, 1978, p. 21.
  3. "Admiral Sir Henry Moore." The Times (London, England), 14 March, 1978, p. 21.
  4. "Admiral Sir Henry Moore." The Times (London, England), 14 March, 1978, p. 21.
  5. "Admiral Sir Henry Moore." The Times (London, England), 14 March, 1978, p. 21.
  6. "Admiral Sir Henry Moore." The Times (London, England), 14 March, 1978, p. 21.
  7. The Navy List. (February, 1929). p. 222.
  8. The Navy List. (May, 1939). p. 98.
  9. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY SENIOR APPOINTMENTS.