Thomas Hector Molesworth Maurice

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Commander Thomas Hector Molesworth Maurice, R.N. (3 May, 1877 – 27 May, 1915) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Maurice gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia. His first appointment was an extended one – over four years in Royal Arthur in the Pacific. His reward was to be given command of a torpedo boat in the Annual Manoeuvres of 1897.

Maurice was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 January, 1898.

Maurice was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1908.

Maurice was appointed in command of the second class protected cruiser Latona on 25 July, 1914.[1]

Maurice was killed when the minelayer Princess Irene exploded and sank near Sheerness when being loaded with mines.[2]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Harry L. d'E. Skipwith
Captain of H.M. T.B. 72
15 Jun, 1897 – 12 Jul, 1897
Succeeded by
Geoffrey T. Bowles
Preceded by
Rudolf M. Burmester
Captain of H.M.S. Latona
25 Jul, 1914[3] – 9 Mar, 1915
Succeeded by
Forster D. Arnold-Forster


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 345.
  2. Kindell. Royal Navy Roll of Honour Part 2. pp. 101-3.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1915). p. 345.