John Anthony Vere Morse DSO, RN

Born  16 Oct 1892

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15 Jan 1910 Mid.
15 Sep 1912 A/S.Lt.
15 Jan 1913 S.Lt.
15 Aug 1914 Lt.
15 Aug 1922 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1927 Cdr.
30 Jun 1934 Capt.
8 Jul 1943 Rear-Admiral
10 Sep 1947 Vice-Admiral (retired)

Retired: 14 Jan 1947


16 Aug 1915 DSO
8 Jan 1942 CB
8 Jun 1944 CBE
18 Dec 1945 KBE

Warship Commands listed for John Anthony Vere Morse, RN

HMS Neptune (20)Capt.Light cruiser20 Jul 193725 May 1940

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Light cruiser HMS Neptune (20)

5 Sep 1939
HMS Neptune (Capt. J.A.V. Morse, DSO, RN) intercepts the German merchant Inn (2867 GRT) off the Canary Islands. However before the ship can be capture she is scuttled by her own crew.

Nov 1939
Remained in the South Atlantic as part of Force "K", looking for the Admiral Graf Spee.
In May 1940 transferred to the Mediterranean and joined the 7th Cruiser Squadron.

22 Nov 1939 (position -10.39, -5.44)
The German passenger ship Adolph Woermann (8577 GRT) is intercepted in the South Atlantic about 530 nautical miles east-south-east of Ascension in position 10°39S, 05°44W by the British light cruiser HMS Neptune (Capt. J.A.V. Morse, DSO, RN). However before the German ship can be captured she is scuttled by her own crew.

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