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Sir Aubrey Mansergh
Born 7 October 1898
Died 31 July 1990
Place of birth Brentford, Middlesex
Place of death Rottingdean, East Sussex
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom Royal Navy
Years of service 1911-1956
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Cairo
HMS Aurora
HMNZS Achilles
HMNZS Leander
HMS Implacable
2nd Cruiser Squadron
Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Cross

Vice Admiral Sir (Cecil) Aubrey (Lawson) Mansergh KBE, CB, DSC (7 October 1898 - 31 July 1990) was a Royal Navy officer who became President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Naval careerEdit

Born the son of Ernest Lawson Mansergh and younger brother of Admiral Sir Maurice Mansergh, Mansergh joined the Royal Navy in 1911 and then served in World War I.[1] He became Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Cairo in 1936 and Commanding Officer of the cruiser HMS Aurora in 1937 and then Staff Officer (Plans) on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet in 1939.[2]

Mansergh also served in World War II commanding the cruiser HMNZS Achilles from 1942 and then commanding the cruiser HMNZS Leander from 1943 before becoming a Commodore on the staff of the Admiralty.[1] He went on to be Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Implacable in 1946, Vice-Controller of the Navy and Director of Naval Equipment in 1948 and Commander of the 2nd Cruiser Squadron in 1950.[1] His last appointment was as President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich in 1952 before retiring in 1956.[3] He died in 1990 and is buried at St Margaret's Churchyard at Rottingdean in East Sussex.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Harold Kinahan
President, Royal Naval College, Greenwich
Succeeded by
Sir William Andrewes

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