John Moore Casement

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Rear-Admiral John Moore Casement (13 September, 1877 – ?) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

He is not the same man as John Casement born 1854, nor another John Casement born in 1880.

Life & Career

Casement was appointed in command of the destroyer Blanche in May 1916,[1] and was supporting the Fourth Battle Squadron at the Battle of Jutland.[2]

In December 1916, he was appointed in command of the light cruiser Comus.[3] He commanded light cruiser Comus at the surrender of the High Sea Fleet.[Citation needed]

In August 1921, he assumed command of the battlecruiser Courageous.[4]

He served as captain of Benbow from October 1924 until April 1926.[5]


  1. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  2. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 42-46.
  3. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  4. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.
  5. Mackie, Colin. ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS.


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Richard Hyde
Captain of H.M.S. Blanche
May, 1916 – ?
Succeeded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
Preceded by
Alan G. Hotham
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
Dec, 1916 – ?
Succeeded by
Gerard A. Wells
Preceded by
Sidney J. Meyrick
Captain of H.M.S. Courageous
Aug, 1921 – ?
Succeeded by
Thomas N. James
Preceded by
Kenelm E. L. Creighton
Captain of H.M.S. Benbow
Oct, 1924 – ?
Succeeded by
Ambrose M. Peck