EDGELL, Adm Sir John Augustine (1880-1962)

Scope and Content

International Hydrographic Bureau 'Report of the Proceedings of the 5th International HydrographicConference, Monaco, 22 April-5 May, 1947'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1880; joined RN, 1894; appointed to command HMS MUTINE, Africa Station in 1912, and went on tocommand HMS TRITON, HMS HEARTY, HMS ENDEAVOUR, HMS MERLIN and HMAS MORESBY; served in the North Sea and theDardenelles during World War One; Cdr, 1915; Superintendant of Charts, Admiralty, 1917-1920 and 1923-1925; Capt, 1923; AssistantHydrographer, 1928-1930 and 1931-1932; Hydrographer of the Navy, 1932-1945; R Adm, 1935; V Adm, 1938; retired list, 1938; ActingConservator of the Mersey, 1945-1951; British Delegate at International Hydrographic Conference in 1919, 1929, 1932 and 1937; died in1962.


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Acquisition Information

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1985.

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