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About Thomas Hope Troubridge
Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge KCB DSO & Bar (1 February 1895 – 29 September 1949) was a Royal navy officer who went on to become Fifth Sea Lord.
Born the son of Admiral Sir Ernest Troubridge, Troubridge joined the Royal Navy in 1908. He served in World War I and in 1936 became Naval Attaché in Berlin. He also served in World War II initially as Commanding Officer of the aircraft carrier HMS Furious carrying much needed sugar back to Britain in July 1940 and then making a number of air strikes on shipping in Norwegian waters and on the seaplane base at Tromsø through October 1940. He was given command of the battleship HMS Nelson in June 1941 and then the aircraft carrier HMS Indomitable in January 1942. In 1943 he was appointed Rear Admiral Combined Operations and Flag Officer Commanding Overseas Assault Forces and in June 1944 he led the Invasion and Capture of Elba.
After the war he was appointed Fifth Sea Lord and then, from 1946, Flag Officer, Air (Home). His last appointment was as Flag Officer and Second-in-Command, Mediterranean Fleet in 1948.