Stephen Hervey Morres

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Commander (retired) Stephen Hervey Morres, R.N. (26 December, 1880 – ) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Born in Batheaston, Morres gained twelve months' time on passing out of Britannia in July, 1896.

Morres was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 1 April, 1902.

Noted as a "good destroyer officer" despite having been reprimanded by a Court Martial following a grounding of Gipsy in late 1909, Morres was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 1 April, 1910. He would never again be handed command of a ship of any kind.

Morres retired at his own request on 10 March, 1912.

Morres was promoted to the rank of Commander (retired) on 26 December, 1920.

In World War II, he would provide special service in 1939 to late 1940, and then work at the Ministry of Information in a civilian capacity.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
John B. Stevenson
Captain of H.M.S. Starfish
21 Jul, 1906 – 3 Mar, 1908
Succeeded by
Robert G. Hamond
Preceded by
Joseph A. Shuter
Captain of H.M.S. Violet
3 Mar, 1908[1] – 16 Jan, 1909
Succeeded by
Edward H. Cater
Preceded by
Charles E. L. Thomas
Captain of H.M.S. Gipsy
16 Jan, 1909[2] – 22 Feb, 1910
Succeeded by
Frederic A. H. Russel


  1. The Navy List. (October, 1908). p. 394a.
  2. The Navy List. (January, 1910). p. 321.