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John Moresby R.N.

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John Moresby R.N.Explanation
Son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir F. Moresby
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
12 July 1922 Died (Fareham, Hampshire)
2 July 1851Lieutenant
11 December 1858Commander
21 November 1864Captain
26 July 1881Rear-Admiral
8 November 1888Retired Rear-Admiral
Date fromDate toService
4 December 1861 Commander in Snake, East Indies and China
12 November 1863 Commander in Argus, China (including the bombardment of Simonoseki)
23 January 187115 December 1874Captain in Basilisk (from commissioning until paying off at Sheerness), Australia; first exploring the area of what is now Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, in 1873
29 September 1876 Captain in Endymion, Coast Guard, the Humber
6 March 1878 Captain in Terror, receiving ship, Bermuda
1890 Naval Assessor to the Board of Trade

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