John Murray

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Commander (retired) John Murray, R.N. (28 November, 1893 – ) served in the Royal Navy. He would become a fluent speaker of Italian.

Life & Career

The son of John R. Murray, Esq., the manager of London House Merchant [illeg].

Appointed to Shannon of the Second Cruiser Squadron on 15 May, 1911, Captain Baird was not impressed, describing Murray as "slow & weak but taken interest." He left the ship to take course in January, 1914 and on 6 May was appointed to the light cruiser Chatham.

Murray was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 April, 1916.


Murray was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 April, 1924.

Murray was placed on the Retired List on account of age with the rank of Commander on 28 November, 1938.

World War II

Reverted 25 October, 1945.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Charles V. Powel
Captain of H.M.S. H 49
4 Apr, 1922[1] – 20 Jan, 1924
Succeeded by
Stanley E. Norfolk
Preceded by
George C. P. Menzies
Captain of H.M.S. H 26
28 Jul, 1925[2] – Feb, 1926
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Christopher de S. Brock
Captain of H.M.S. H 33
28 Jul, 1925[3]
Succeeded by
Sydney M. Raw
Preceded by
Colin C. L. Mackenzie
Captain of H.M.S. Wild Swan
12 Jun, 1931[4] – 9 Mar, 1932
Succeeded by
Philip N. Walter
Preceded by
Alfred W. Sprott
Captain of H.M.S. Ambrose
9 Mar, 1932[5] – 1 Mar, 1933
Succeeded by
John G. Crossley


  1. The Navy List. (January, 1923). p. 764.
  2. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 243.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1926). p. 243.
  4. The Navy List. (July, 1931). p. 289.
  5. The Navy List. (January, 1933). p. 214.