Gordon Moore (Royal Navy officer)

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Sir Gordon Moore
Sir Archibald Gordon Henry Wilson Moore in 1916.jpg
Moore in 1916
Born2 February 1862 (1862-02-02)
Died2 April 1934 (1934-04-03) (aged 72)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
Commands held2nd Battlecruiser Squadron
9th Cruiser Squadron
Battles/warsWorld War I
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Admiral Sir Archibald Gordon Henry Wilson Moore KCB CVO (2 February 1862 – 2 April 1934) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Third Sea Lord.

Naval career[edit]

Moore joined the Royal Navy and served in the Anglo-Egyptian War of 1882.[1] He was promoted to Captain 17 July 1901,[2] and later Rear-Admiral. He was appointed Naval Assistant to the First Sea Lord in 1907 and Director of Naval Ordnance and Torpedoes in 1909.[1] He went on to be Third Sea Lord in 1912.[1] He served in World War I commanding the 2nd Battlecruiser Squadron from 1914 and then seeing action at the Battle of Heligoland Bight in August 1914 and then as Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty's Second in Command at the Battle of Dogger Bank in which he led the sinking of SMS Blücher in January 1915.[3] He commanded the 9th Cruiser Squadron from February 1915 and went on to be Controller of the Mechanical Warfare Department in 1917.[1] He retired in 1919.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
  2. ^ "No. 27335". The London Gazette. 19 July 1901. p. 4779.
  3. ^ World War One By Priscilla Mary Roberts, p.585
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Briggs
Third Sea Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Frederick Tudor