William Usborne Moore

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Vice-Admiral (retired) William Usborne Moore, R.N. (8 March, 1849 – 15 March, 1918) served in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

Moore was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 23 April, 1872.

Appointed in command of Alacrity from 23 March, 1876 to 30 April, 1881.

Moore was promoted to the rank of Commander on 31 December, 1884.

Moore was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1892.

Moore was placed on the Retired List on account of age on 8 March, 1904 and promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral (retired) on 20 October, 1904.

Moore was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 12 October, 1908.

See Also


Naval Appointments
Preceded by
The Hon. Algernon C. Littleton
Captain of H.M.S. Rambler
12 Sep, 1885[1] – 31 Jan, 1889
Succeeded by
Herbert E. P. Cust
Preceded by
George F. K. Hall
Captain of H.M.S. Penguin
14 Jan, 1890[2] – 23 Feb, 1893
Succeeded by
Andrew F. Balfour
Preceded by
Arthur C. Clarke
Captain of H.M.S. Terpsichore
18 Jul, 1894 – 29 Aug, 1894
Succeeded by
Herbert A. W. Onslow
Preceded by
Basil L. Wymer
Captain of H.M.S. Research
1 Apr, 1895
Succeeded by
Arthur M. Field


  1. The Navy List. (September, 1885). p. 231.
  2. The Navy List. (March, 1892). p. 242.