Robert Moresby

Military Officer, Military Person

1794 – 1854

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Who was Robert Moresby?

Robert Moresby was a captain of the British Royal Navy who distinguished himself as a hydrographer, maritime surveyor and draughtsman.

Capt. Moresby succeeded in charting the dangerous waters of the Red Sea, as well as some coralline archipelagoes of the Indian Ocean, such as the Maldives, Laccadives and Chagos in the 1820s and '30s. His work ensured that the route from Europe to the East Indies became viable for the new steam vessels.

Robert had 6 brothers and 3 sisters. His eldest brother was Sir Fairfax Moresby, Admiral of the British Fleet, and Commander in Chief, Channel Squadron and Pacific Station.

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Born
Jun 15, 1794
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Died
Jun 15, 1854

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on July 23, 2013

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