Interesting man. He described in an interview when his ship was hit during World War Two, how he watched the ship bend at both ends. The hatches became jammed with some trapped crew asked him jokingly if he had a Can Opener to free them.
He was likely to become First Sea Lord had his Naval career not been cut short due to marriage to Princess Elizabeth at the time - choosing love over career.
He was guided by Lord Louis Mountbatten, regarded as his Protege.
May he rest in peace.