George Digby Morant

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Admiral SIR George Digby Morant, K.C.B., Royal Navy (8 August, 1837 – 13 February, 1921) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Early Life & Career

On 6 February, 1866, he was promoted to the rank of Commander.[1]

Morant was promoted to the rank of Captain on 13 February, 1873.[2]

In July, 1884, he was serving as Commodore of the 2nd Class and Naval Officer in Charge at Hong Kong.[3]

Flag Rank

Morant was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 20 June, 1895, vice Maxwell.[4] He was promoted to the rank of Admiral on 13 March, 1901, vice Culme-Seymour.[5] In accordance with the provisions of the Order in Council of 22 February, 1870 he was placed on the Retired List, at his own request, on 24 May.[6] On the occasion of King Edward VII's birthday, Morant was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Second Class, or Knight Commander, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (K.C.B.) on 9 November.[7]


  • "Admiral Sir Digby Morant" (Obituaries). The Times. Tuesday, 15 February, 1921. Issue 42645, col C, p. 13.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Commodore in Charge at Hong Kong
before Jul, 1884[8]
Succeeded by
Edmund J. Church
Preceded by
Edward Kelly
Captain Superintendent, Pembroke Dockyard
Succeeded by
Samuel Long
Preceded by
Edward Kelly
Admiral Superintendent, Chatham Dockyard
25 Jan, 1892[9]
Succeeded by
Hilary G. Andoe


  1. The London Gazette: no. 23068. p. 773. 9 February, 1866.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 23948. p. 637. 14 February, 1873.
  3. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p.42.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 26637. p. 3592. 25 June, 1895.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 27297. p. 2021. 22 March, 1901.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 27318. p. 3636. 28 May, 1901.
  7. The London Gazette: no. 27376. p. 7291. 12 November, 1901.
  8. The Navy List. (July, 1884). p. 42.
  9. Clowes. The Royal Navy. Vol. VII. p. 6.