King's College London
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

Survey of the Papers of Senior UK Defence Personnel, 1900-1975

MANSERGH, Sir Maurice (James) (1896-1966), Admiral

Service biography
Midshipman, HMS ZEALANDIA 1914; World War I 1914-1918; specialised in navigation 1921; RN Staff College 1933; on staff of Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean 1934-1935; Executive Officer, HMS RODNEY 1936-1937; Imperial Defence College 1938; Director of Trade Div, Admiralty 1939-1941; World War II 1939-1945; Deputy Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Trade) 1941; commanding HMS GAMBIA 1941-1943; Deputy Chief of Staff and subsequently Chief of Staff to Allied Naval Commander-in-Chief, Normandy invasion expeditionary force 1943-1945; Cdre commanding 15 Cruiser Sqn 1945-1946; Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty 1946-1948; commanding 3 Aircraft Carrier Sqn 1948-1949; Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty, Fifth Sea Lord and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (Air) 1949-1951; Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth 1951-1953; retired 1954

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM,LONDON: The papers of V Adm Kenneth Gilbert Balmain Dewar include 17 letters from Mansergh 1950-1966; SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY: The papers of AF Louis (Francis Albert Victor Nicholas) Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma include personal correspondence 1946-1948 (ref: MB1/E102);)


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