John Anthony Vere Morse

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Vice-Admiral (retired) SIR John Anthony Vere Morse, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., R.N. (16 October, 1892 – ) was an officer in the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

The son of Sydney Morse, solicitor.

Morse was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 15 August, 1914.

Morse was appointed in command of the destroyer Unity on 19 February, 1918.[1]


Morse was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander on 15 August, 1922.

Morse was promoted to the rank of Commander on 30 June, 1927.

Morse was promoted to the rank of Captain on 30 June, 1934. On 9 November, he was appointed Advisor on Training in the Chinese Navy, remaining in the post until 2 April, 1937.

World War II

Morse was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral on 8 July, 1943.

Morse was placed on the Retired List on 14 July, 1947 and promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral (retired) on 10 September, 1947.

See Also

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of H.M.S. P46
Mar, 1917[2] – 19 Feb, 1918
Succeeded by
James C. Willis
Preceded by
Frederic C. Bradley
Captain of H.M.S. Unity
19 Feb, 1918[3] – 25 Feb, 1919
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Charles L. Dettmar
Captain of H.M.S. P40
9 Apr, 1919 – 7 May, 1920
Succeeded by
Maurice A. Brind
Preceded by
Stephen H. T. Arliss
Captain of H.M.S. Saltburn
10 Jul, 1924 – 21 Aug, 1924
Succeeded by
Eric S. Brand
Preceded by
Roderick B. T. Miles
Captain of H.M.S. Comus
1 May, 1930 – 4 Jul, 1930
Succeeded by
Douglas Young-Jamieson
Preceded by
Denham M. T. Bedford
Captain of H.M.S. Neptune
19 Jul, 1937 – 24 May, 1940
Succeeded by
Rory C. O'Conor


  1. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 922a.
  2. The Navy List. (November, 1917). p. 396f.
  3. The Navy List. (February, 1919). p. 922a.