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The personal papers of Admiral Sir Sackville Hamilton Carden.

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CARD

Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers and correspondence, mainly relating to the period of the First World War, and especially to Carden's involvement in the naval campaign at the Dardanelles.


  • Creation: 1869 - 1930


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 holder and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Carden entered the Royal Navy in 1870 and was promoted to Captain in 1899 and Rear-Admiral in 1908. He served as Admiral Superintendent of the Malta Dockyard from 1912 before being appointed commander of the British battle squadron in the Mediterranean in September 1914. He was the naval commander at the Dardanelles before ill health forced him to relinquish his command in March 1916 and he retired in October 1917 with the rank of full Admiral.


6 archive box(es) : paper

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Other Finding Aids

Copies of this collection level description are available at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and on the Janus website:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Churchill Archives Centre by Mr Arthur Carden in March 2019.


'Carden and the Dardanelles' Arthur Carden (Lulu Enterprises, 2015)


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Allen Packwood of Churchill Archives Centre in March 2019.


Carden, Sir Sackville Hamilton, 1857-1930, Admiral


2019-03-27 09:15:23.707000+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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