Christopher Morgan (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Christopher Morgan
Born 11 March 1939
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Eskimo
HMS Southampton
Battles/wars First Cod War
Kuwait crisis
Brunei Revolt
Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Vice Admiral Sir (Charles) Christopher Morgan KBE (born 11 March 1939) is a former Royal Navy officer who became Naval Secretary.

Naval career[edit]

Educated at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Morgan joined the Royal Navy in 1959 and was involved in the First Cod War with Iceland in 1960.[1] He also saw action during the Kuwait crisis in 1961, the Brunei Revolt in 1962 and the Indonesia–Malaysia confrontation in 1962.[1] He was given command of the frigate HMS Eskimo in 1976 and, having been promoted to Captain, he joined the Operational Requirements Division at the Ministry of Defence in 1981 and was given command of the destroyer HMS Southampton in 1986.[1] He became Naval Secretary in 1990 and Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland in 1992 before retiring in 1996.[1]

In retirement he was appointed Director-General of the UK Chamber of Shipping.[2]


Military offices
Preceded by
David Dobson
Naval Secretary
Succeeded by
Malcolm Rutherford
Preceded by
Sir Hugo White
Flag Officer, Scotland and Northern Ireland
(Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland from 1994)

Succeeded by
John Tolhurst