John Moresby

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Birthday
15, 1830
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jul 12, 1922 (92)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
15, 1830
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Jul 12, 1922 (92)

About

British admiral and explorer who mapped out Australia's coast and found what became Port Moresby.

Before Fame

He joined the Royal Navy at 12 years of age as a cadet.

Trivia

He served all over the region around Australia surveying, charting, and fighting off kidnappers.

Family Life

His father was naval officer Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby.

Associated With

Port Moresby became a vital base for U.S. General Douglas MacArthur, who commanded the war effort in the Pacific in WWII.