Japanese Admiral Morio Matsudaira
|Born||December 6, 1878
|Died||January 19, 1944(aged 65)|
|Allegiance||Empire of Japan|
|Service/branch||Imperial Japanese Navy|
|Years of service||1900–1925|
|Commands held||Ibuki, Settsu|
Matsudaira graduated from the 28th class of the Imperial Japanese Naval Academy in 1900. He was ranked 86th in a class of 105 cadets. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1905 and assigned to the battleship Chin'en, followed by the cruisers Yakumo in 1906 and Akashi (where he was chief gunnery officer) in 1907. Matsudaira was promoted to lieutenant commander in 1910, which was also the same year that he succeeded to the head of the Aizu Matsudaira household. He inherited his brother's title of viscount (shishaku) under the kazoku peerage system.
In 1914, he was appointed chief gunnery officer on the battleship Kawachi, and served from 1915-1916 as executive officer on the cruiser Hashidate. Matsudaira was promoted to commander in 1916, and was assigned as aide-de-camp to Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu from December 1916-November 1918. On 10 November 1918, he was reassigned as executive officer on the battleship Yamashiro. Promoted to captain in 1920, he received his first command on 10 November 1922: the battlecruiser Ibuki. He was also captain of the Settsu in 1923. From 1923 onwards, he served in a number of staff positions. On 1 December 1925, he was promoted to rear admiral and entered the reserves two weeks later.
- Miyazaki Tomihachi 宮崎十三八, "Matsudaira Katamori no shutsuji to sono ichizoku" 松平容保の出自とその一族, in Matsudaira Katamori no Subete 松平容保のすべて, ed. Tsunabuchi Kenjō 綱淵謙錠 (Tokyo: Shin Jinbutsu Ōraisha, 1984), p. 74.
- Nishida, Hiroshi. "Imperial Japanese Navy". Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- Nishida, Imperial Japanese Navy.
|Aizu-Matsudaira Family Head