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With a list of the papers compiled by David Erskine, 1980.
Also includes biographical material.
- 1875 - 1982
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He joined the Royal Navy in 1888. He was promoted Lieutenant, 1896, and served in the South African War, 1899-1900, and the Ogaden Somali Expedition, 1900-1. He was promoted Commander, 1906, and commanded HM Yacht Victoria and Albert, 1911-14. He was promoted Captain, 1913, and was Master-of-the-Fleet for the Naval Review on 20 July 1914. After the First World War, he compiled the official record of the Battle of Jutland. He was Director of Navigation at the Admiralty, 1919-21; a member of the Anglo-American Arbitration Board, 1921-2; and Naval Aide-de-Campe to King George V, 1923-4. He was promoted Rear-Admiral, 1924, and Vice-Admiral (retired), 1929.
He retired from the Royal Navy, 1927, and acted as Nautical Assessor to the House of Lords, 1934-46.
He died on 27 May 1949.
He was created MVO, 1913, and CB, 1926.
His publications include: "The Truth About Jutland" (1927); with Langhorne Gibson, "The Riddle of Jutland" (1934); and "The Royal Navy at War" (1941).
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