Admiral Sir Morgan Singer, KCB, KCVO (13 December 1864 – 27 April 1938) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station.

Sir Morgan Singer
Born13 December 1864
Died27 April 1938 (1938-04-28) (aged 73)
Winchester, Hampshire
AllegianceUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branchNaval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Commands heldNorth America and West Indies Station
Battles/warsWorld War I
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

Naval careerEdit

Singer joined the Royal Navy in 1877, and was promoted to lieutenant on 13 December 1885. During 1900 he was in command of HMS Flying Fish, followed by a command of HMS Spiteful,[1] and by 1908 he was captain of the cruiser HMS Roxburgh.[2]

He served in World War I and was appointed Director of Naval Ordnance in August 1914 taking responsibility for the Admiralty's entire supply of guns, torpedoes and mines.[3] He continued in that post until March 1917.[4]

Promoted to vice admiral in February 1919,[5] he became Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Station the same month.[6] He was appointed KCB later that year,[7] and went on to be Commander-in-Chief of Coastguards and Reserves in 1921.[8] He became a full Admiral in 1924.[5]

He died in Winchester in Hampshire in 1938.[3]


In 1899 he married Emily Mary Desborough.[9]


  1. ^ "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36340). London. 1 January 1901. p. 12.
  2. ^ Navy List 1908 Ship Q to T - Crew Lists World Naval Ships
  3. ^ a b "Obituary: Sir Morgan Singer". The New York Times. 29 April 1938.
  4. ^ The Crisis of the Naval War by Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Jellicoe of Scapa G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O. Chapter 10
  5. ^ a b Admiral Sir Morgan Singer, KCB, KCVO Royal Navy Flag Officers 1904 - 1975
  6. ^ Naval Notes The RUSI Journal, Volume 64, Issue 455 August 1919, pages 517 - 530
  7. ^ Honours List Edinburgh Gazette, 26 December 1919
  8. ^ Naval Notes The RUSI Journal, Volume 66, Issue 463 August 1921, pages 530 - 541
  9. ^ Emily Mary Desborough Tudor 44
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir William Grant
Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station
Succeeded by
Sir Trevylyan Napier