John Pemberton Mosse DSC, RN

Born  27 Dec 1910
Died  6 Aug 1995(84)


1 May 1931 A/S.Lt.
1 Jan 1932 S.Lt.
1 Jan 1934 Lt.
1 Jan 1942 Lt.Cdr.
27 Dec 1955 Cdr. (Retd.)

Retired: 27 Dec 1955


5 Dec 1944 DSC

Warship Commands listed for John Pemberton Mosse, RN

HMS Mermaid (U 30)Lt.Cdr.Sloop2 Apr 1944Sep 1945

Career information

John Pemperton Mosse was born in Olney, Bucks on 27 December 1910. He was an anti-submarine specialist who did much to teach the RN how to defend itself against the U-boat threat and successfully pioneered the use of ASDIC in the icy waters of the Arctic. His memoir, Half a Lifetime, describing his naval career before, during and after WW2 is available for research in The Imperial War Museum:

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