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"Naval interlude", memoirs of a RNVR midshipman, 1918/9, including photographs of various naval vessels Adam served on

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ADAM

Scope and Contents

An account of Adam's early life and education, and particularly his service during 1918/9 on HMS "Victory VI", "Excellent", "P20", "Vehement", "Sandfly" and "Venturous", including an account of the surrender of the German Fleet, November 1918, and his demobilisation, January 1919. The memoir ends after his arrival at Queens' College, Cambridge.


  • Creation: 1952


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Adam was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh, and then enlisted as an RNVR midshipman towards the end of World War One. He subsequently studied at Queens' College, Cambridge, and then became a food scientist.


1 volume(s)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volume was deposited at Churchill Archives Centre in 1983.


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Andrew Riley


Adam, William B, fl 1918-1983, midshipman

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