Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge, KCB, DSO

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Thomas Hope Troubridge

Birthplace: Southsea, Hampshire, England UK
Death: Died in Hampshire, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Admiral Sir Ernest Charles Thomas Troubridge, KCMG, CB, MVO and Edith Mary Troubridge
Husband of Lily Emily Troubridge
Father of <private> Troubridge; Sir Peter Troubridge, 6th Baronet and Thomas Troubridge
Brother of Annette Troubridge; Charlotte Edith Troubridge; Louise Rachel Troubridge; Edward Godfrey Troubridge and Rosmary Blanch Troubridge
Half brother of Andrea Theodosia Troubridge

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge, KCB, DSO

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.

Naval career

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[1] 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.

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Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge, KCB, DSO's Timeline

February 1, 1895
Hampshire, England UK
June 6, 1927
Age 32
December 26, 1939
Age 44
September 29, 1949
Age 54
Hampshire, England UK