Graham Moore


Graham Moore

Infobox Military Person
name=Graham Moore


caption=
born= 1764
died=1843
placeofbirth=Glasgow, Scotland
placeofdeath=
nickname=
allegiance=Kingdom of Great Britain
Great Britain and Ireland
branch=Royal Navy
serviceyears=1777-1839
rank=Admiral
unit=
commands=
battles=French Revolutionary Wars
Napoleonic Wars
awards=
relations=Dr. John Moore
General Sir John Moore
laterwork=

Vice-Admiral Sir Graham Moore (1764-1843) was a British sailor and a career officer in the Royal Navy. He was the younger brother of General Sir John Moore.

Moore was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of the doctor and author John Moore, and Jean Simson. He entered the Navy in 1777 at the age of 13, gaining promotion to Lieutenant in 1782. He was made Post-Captain in 1794, soon after the start of the Revolutionary War, commanding the 36 gun frigate HMS "Melampus" from 1800, before being appointed to HMS "Indefatigable" (44) in 1803.

Moore commanded the squadron of four Royal Navy frigates - "Indefatigable" (44), "Medusa" (32), "Lively" (38) and "Amphion" (32) - that captured a Spanish treasure fleet of four frigates - "Medea" (40), "Clara" (34), "Fama" (34) and "Mercedes" (36) - carrying bullion from the Caribbean back to Spain off Cadiz in the Action of 5 October 1804.

Moore was then attached to Sir Robert Calder's squadron blockading Ferrol. In 1808 he served as Commodore, flying his broad pendant in the new ship HMS "Marlborough" (74) in the Brazils, later being part of the North Sea fleet for several years. He received a knighthood and promotion to Rear-Admiral at the end of the war, and served on the Board of Admiralty between 1816-1820, being promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1819. He served in the Mediterranean between 1820-24, and flew his flag in HMS "Impregnable" (98) at Plymouth in 1839. He died in 1843, aged 79.

Moore kept a detailed diary from 1784 until 1806, later published in thirty-seven volumes, which provides a unique account of his service as Lieutenant, Commander and Captain.

Further reading

* Wareham, Tom, "Frigate Commander", Pen and Sword (September 2004) ISBN 978-1844150731


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Graham Moore — La flotilla de Bustamante es interceptada por cuatro fragatas inglesas mandadas por Moore. Recreación de Francis Sartorius, cuando es alcanzada la santabárbara de la Mercedes Sir Graham Moore (1764 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Graham Moore (footballer) — Infobox Football biography playername = Graham Moore fullname = dateofbirth = birth date and age|1941|3|7 cityofbirth = Hengoed countryofbirth = Wales height = position = Midfielder currentclub = clubnumber = youthyears = youthclubs = years =… …   Wikipedia

  • Graham Moore Bay — Sp Grehamo Mūro įlanka Ap Graham Moore Bay L Vikonto Melvilio sąs., prie Batersto s., Kanada (Nunavutas) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Cape Graham Moore — Sp Grehamo Mūro kyšulỹs Ap Cape Graham Moore L Bailoto s., Kanada (Nunavutas) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Moore Marriott — examines photographs of himself as Old Harbottle Born George Thomas Moore Marriott 14 September 1885(1885 09 14) West Drayton, Middlesex Died …   Wikipedia

  • Graham Moffatt — Nombre real Graham Victor Harold Moffatt Nacimiento 6 de diciembre de 1919 Londres, Inglaterra, Reino Unido Fallecimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • Moore County, North Carolina — Location in the state of North Carolina …   Wikipedia

  • Graham Vivian Sutherland — (* 24. August 1903 in Streatham, London; † 17. Februar 1980 ebenda) war ein britischer Maler. Er hat zahlreiche expressionistische Gemälde gefertigt. Seine Malerei zeichnete sich durch abstrakt surrealistische Elemente aus. Später wurde er als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Moore Island — Geography Location Hudson Bay Coordinates 56°20′N …   Wikipedia

  • Graham Oliver — (born 6 July 1952, Mexborough, South Yorkshire) is an English guitarist.CareerHe played with the heavy metal band Saxon from 1977 to 1994. After leaving the band he initially reformed his old band Son of a Bitch with former Saxon bassist Steve… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.