Fairfax Moresby Kerr

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Commander Fairfax Moresby Kerr, R.N. (8 September, 1884 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Kerr ranked fortieth among 62 successful candidates in examinations for entry to the Britannia intake term of September 1899, with 2231 marks.[1]

Kerr was appointed in command of the first-class torpedo boat T.B. 5 on 21 January, 1913.[2]

In January, 1914, Kerr was appointed in command of the destroyer Fairy.[3][4]

Kerr commanded the destroyer Christopher at the Battle of Jutland, where she operated as part of the Fourth Destroyer Flotilla.[5]

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Laurence R. Palmer
Captain of H.M. T.B. 7
17 Oct, 1912 – 21 Jan, 1913[Inference]
Succeeded by
Frank P. O'Reilly
Preceded by
Oliver C. Warner
Captain of H.M. T.B. 5
21 Jan, 1913[6]
Succeeded by
Owen C. Hare
Preceded by
John J. C. Ridley
Captain of H.M.S. Fairy
3 Feb, 1914[7]
Succeeded by
Guy K. Twiss
Preceded by
Eric Q. Carter
Captain of H.M.S. Christopher
Oct, 1915[8]
Succeeded by
Walter C. Clark-Hall
Preceded by
Walter C. Clark-Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Norman
Jun, 1916[9] – Jan, 1919
Succeeded by
Charles F. Bush


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 12, 1899; pg. 8; Issue 35906.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1913). p. 399.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1914). p. 313.
  4. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 316.
  5. Battle of Jutland Official Despatches. pp. 34, 44.
  6. The Navy List. (January, 1914). p. 400.
  7. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 394c.
  8. Kerr Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/49. f. ?.
  9. The Navy List. (January, 1919). p. 854.