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
Warship Commands listed for John Pemberton Mosse, RN
|HMS Mermaid (U 30)||Lt.Cdr.||Sloop||2 Apr 1944||Sep 1945|
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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