John Moresby

John Moresby (1830-1922), British naval officer who surveyed much of the southeast coast of New Guinea. Moresby was in command of HMS Basilisk on a voyage to Australia in 1871. He was the first surveyor into the China Strait and the first to enter the harbor of Port Moresby, which he named after his father. He retired, with the rank of Admiral, in 1888.

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