John Sinclair Morrell

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Commander (retired) John Sinclair Morrell, R.N. (11 November, 1883 – 15 August, 1956) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Winterbrook, Cholmoy the son of Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Morrell. Morrell underwent examinations for several days commencing on 20 July, 1897 and gained entrance to the Britannia term of August, 1897, his 1151 marks placing him fifty-first in merit among the sixty-three candidates accepted as naval cadets.[1]

Morrell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 30 June, 1905.

Morrell was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 30 June, 1913.


Morrell was appointed in command of the gunboat Cricket on 22 December, 1919.[2]

Morrell was promoted to the rank of Commander on 12 December, 1926.

World War II

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John Hennessy
Captain of H.M.S. Hussar
4 Sep, 1918 – 12 Mar, 1919
Succeeded by
Benjamin W. Barrow
Preceded by
Adam Ferguson
Captain of H.M.S. Triad
12 Mar, 1919 – 16 Aug, 1919
Succeeded by
Christopher H. Ringrose
Preceded by
Ernest Edkin
Captain of H.M.S. Cricket
22 Dec, 1919[3]
Succeeded by
Reginald W. Lawrence


  1. "Naval & Military Intelligence." The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 13, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35281.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 755.
  3. The Navy List. (January, 1921). p. 755.