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Naval personnel

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Biographical material collected by Donald McLachlan relating to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUPO
Scope and Contents

Pound's own papers were destroyed (by burning), shortly after World War Two, by his fellow admirals Cunningham and Geoffrey Blake.

Dates: 1865 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Midshipman's Logs of D Calybut Downing

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DNNG
Scope and Contents

Naval logs and photographs

Dates: 1906-01 - 1908-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 File

Notes and correspondence on Admiral Sir James Somerville and the Eastern Fleet, 1977 - 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 75
Scope and Contents Correspondence and notes on Edwards's contribution to historical papers and publications relating to Admiral Somerville and the Eastern Fleet, with correspondents including: Vice-Admiral Sir [William] Kaye Edden, Staff Officer Plans to Somerville, 1942-44; Arthur Marder [Emeritus Professor of History, University of California]; John Somerville; John Horsfield; Philip Ziegler. Also includes: copies of letters from Somerville to Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser [Commander-in-Chief Eastern...
Dates: 1977 - 1990
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.
 Series

Public: Admiralty, 1906 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3
Scope and Contents Includes: correspondence, mainly with other members of the Board of Admiralty, flag officers and the Cabinet, on naval business, particularly the naval estimates and the feud between Admiral Lord Charles Beresford and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher, 1st Sea Lord; papers and correspondence relating to the inquiry on Admiral Beresford; intelligence reports by Sir [Arthur] Trevor Dawson and other papers on the German battleship programme; Admiralty correspondence relating to the 1910...
Dates: 1906 - 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Reminiscences of Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Gretton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GRTN
Scope and Contents

Unpublished memoirs of Admiral Gretton, based on his occasional diaries, photo albums, naval papers and family histories, and particularly concentrating on the earlier and later years of Gretton's career.

Dates: 1979 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: A digital surrogate of the volume is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Admiral Sir Manley Power

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MANP
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript covering Power's career, particularly on his work with Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Admiral Sir John Cunningham [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, from 1943] on the invasion of Sicily and Italy, his work with Admiral Sir Philip Vian and with Admiral 1st Lord Mountbatten. Includes further notes on Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham.

Dates: 1960-08 - 1980-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Stanley J Sime

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SIME
Scope and Contents

Naval memoirs, 1928-46

Dates: 1972-08 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Vice-Admiral Sir William Robson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RBSN
Scope and Contents

"My naval life", with photocopies of photographs of Robson's family and the ships he served on

Dates: 1990-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of 1st Lord Fisher of Kilverstone

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes: official and family correspondence; correspondence about Fisher and his biography collected by Nina, Duchess of Hamilton; papers on naval subjects; material relating to the Oil Commission; material relating to the Board of Invention and Research; printed material: Admiralty, Committee of Imperial Defence, Cabinet and White Papers; material intended for Fisher's printed works, personal notes, papers and albums; letters to newspapers,...
Dates: 1696 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Wester Wemyss

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS
Scope and Contents

The papers include: material on the Dardanelles Campaign and Wemyss's service as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and Egypt Station; literary drafts and other material for Wemyss's memoirs, his account of the Dardanelles Campaign and Lady Wemyss's biography; Wemyss's correspondence, including letters to his wife; Lady Wemyss's diaries and correspondence; photographs and press cuttings.

Dates: 1886 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir (Arthur) Francis Turner

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TRNR
Scope and Contents

Churchill Archives Centre holds a small collection of Turner's naval papers. It includes material relating to his training and naval career and include some files on aspects of naval engineering and planned maintenance.

Dates: 1931 - 1983
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RMSY
Scope and Contents The collection spans Admiral Ramsay's career from life as a midshipman to the D-Day landings. Included is his draft manuscript giving a full account of the reasons for his resignation as Chief of Staff of the Home Fleet in 1935, and his subsequent temporary retirement. Operation Dynamo is also well covered with three bound volumes of naval despatches but there is relatively little on the Normandy landings of 1944. This is due to many papers being destroyed in France by Admiral Ramsay's...
Dates: 1885 - 2006
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Charles Daniel

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DANL
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Daniel's diaries while serving with HMS Orion, 1914-16, and orders and signals on the surrender of the German Fleet in 1918.

Dates: 1914-07 - 1918-12
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Henry Ralph Crooke

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRKE
Scope and Contents

Admiral Crooke's papers chiefly consist of a long series of pocket diaries belonging to himself and his wife, and photograph albums which cover most of Crooke's naval career, also including assorted items of memorabilia.

Dates: 1875 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRAX
Scope and Contents

The Drax Papers mainly consist of naval files. These date mostly from the First World War and before, and also include a large number of intelligence reports, some from the First World War, but the majority dating from the Second World War. The papers also include articles and lectures by Plunkett on naval themes, with some publications.

Dates: 1901 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir William Fisher

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WWFI
Scope and Contents

The papers chiefly consist of Fisher's Midshipman's logs, and also letters written to his family during his early career and the First World War.

Dates: 1888 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Leslie Ashmore

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ASHM
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises material relating to Ashmore's active service in World War I in the Baltic and Russia; material for a naval lecture (1938) and correspondence with Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore relating to Ashmore's career.

Dates: 1914 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Mr Ronald Thompson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THOM
Scope and Contents

Photograph albums and personal and career documentation.

Dates: 1912 - 2009
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Peter Hill-Norton, Baron Hill-Norton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HLNN
Scope and Contents

The collection of Hill-Norton's papers held at Churchill Archives Centre relate to the later part of Hill-Norton's career. It includes personal and official correspondence, letters to the press, speeches and articles covering defence and military issues and controversial political issues, such as the repeal of section 28 and the ordination of women.

Dates: 1968 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Rear-Admiral Clarence Howard-Johnston

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HWJN
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters by Howard-Johnston describing his wartime service, including his work as Director of the Anti-U-Boat Division, and as captain of HMS Bermuda, with the British Pacific Fleet (1947). Subjects include: Cabinet Anti-U-Boat meetings; difficulties with the lack of understanding at the Admiralty of anti-U-Boat operations; German success in evading Asdic; service with Admiral Sir Denis Boyd [Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet].

Dates: 1947-02 - 1980-02
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Stephen Roskill

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, manuscripts of books, articles, lectures, broadcasts, preparatory notes, copies of original papers used in research, card indexes, subject files for the official naval history of the Second World War, press cuttings, microfilms and photographs.

Dates: 1650 - 2002
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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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.

Dates: 1869 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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