- Maurice Mansergh
Sir Maurice Mansergh Born 1896 Died 1966 Allegiance United Kingdom Service/branch Royal Navy Years of service 1914 - 1954 Rank Admiral Commands held HMS Gambia
15th Cruiser Squadron
3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Mansergh joined the Royal Navy in 1914 at the start of World War I. He served on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet from 1934 and then became Executive Officer on the battleship HMS Rodney from 1936. In 1939 he became Director of the Trade Division at the Admiralty where his main role was the protection of shipping.
He served in World War II as Deputy Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Trade) and then, from 1941, as Captain of the cruiser HMS Gambia. He was made Deputy Chief of Staff and subsequently Chief of Staff to the Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief for the Normandy Invasion Expeditionary Force in 1943.
After the War he became Commodore commanding 15th Cruiser Squadron and then, from 1946, he became Naval Secretary. He was appointed Commander of the 3rd Aircraft Carrier Squadron in 1948 and Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Air) in 1949. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth in 1951. He retired in 1954.
Military offices Preceded by
Sir George Creasy
Fifth Sea Lord
Sir Edmund Anstice
Sir Rhoderick McGrigor
Sir Alexander Madden
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