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Naval personnel

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

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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 Onslows and the Royal Navy"

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ONSS
Scope and Contents A typescript biographical work about the naval careers of various members of the Onslow family including Admiral Sir Richard Onslow, Captain Richard Francis John Onslow and Admiral Sir Richard George Onslow which includes a chapter about two ships named HMS Onslow. The most notable feature of the career of Admiral Sir Richard George Onslow was at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797 against the Dutch fleet. Captain Richard Francis John Onslow served in World War I, (North Sea,...
Dates: 1981
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 A V Alexander

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AVAR
Scope and Contents

The papers of A V Alexander include personal papers; parliamentary and political papers and correspondence; material relating to the Protestant movement and the Co-operative movement; literary material (including speech notes), plus film and photographic material.

Dates: 1903 - 1991
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 John Henry Godfrey

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GDFY
Scope and Contents Admiral Godfrey began to write his 'Naval Memoirs' in May 1961 ''as heaps of constructional material for which some builder-historian may one day find a use". They were duplicated at Hailsham near his home in Sussex in ten volumes. The 'Naval Memoirs' are written partly from Admiral Godfrey’s own papers and memory, but also incorporate lengthy extracts from other diaries and reminiscences. There are extracts from Admiral Godfrey's diaries and from official papers written by...
Dates: 1964-08 - 1967-08
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 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 Doveton Sturdee

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising correspondence, log books, scrapbooks, press cuttings, drawings and photographs.
Also with some papers about Admiral Sturdee's death, 1925-35.

Dates: 1873 - 1973
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 Frederic Charles Dreyer

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRYR
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising correspondence, a diary, articles, lectures, broadcasts and press cuttings
Including letters from Admiral of the Fleet Lord Jellicoe, 1906-34 (168), with other letters and papers about Jellicoe; papers about the Battle of Jutland, 1916-55; and papers about the Invergordon Mutiny, 1931-7.

Dates: 1891 - 1956
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 James Somerville

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91

Dates: 1891 - 1991
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 Admiral Sir (William) Reginald Hall

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HALL
Scope and Contents

Memoirs and papers, 1915-42, additional papers, 1851-1911, and correspondence, 1939-1943.

Dates: 1851 - 1943
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 Wellclose Davis

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS
Scope and Contents

Davis' memoirs, recording his long naval career and the ships he served on

Dates: 1976-08 - 1977-08
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Anthony Ditcham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DTCM
Scope and Contents

Copy of midshipman's log, and memoir based on the log, by Anthony Ditcham.

Dates: 1940 - 1996
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 Captain A. R. Henderson relating to Invergordon

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HEND
Scope and Contents

These papers mostly consist of copies of official letters and documents from the time of the Invergordon mutiny in September 1931. There are also letters written to Henderson by Rear-Admiral Tomkinson, as well as press cuttings relating to Admiral Keyes raising a question about the Admiralty's treatment of Tomkinson from 1934.

Dates: 1925 - 1934
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 Captain Arthur Clarke

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWCL
Scope and Contents This collection includes the official and private log books he compiled during the period while he was a midshipman, with fine plans and sketches, perhaps the most interesting of which are those relating to the Dardanelles campaign. The collection also contains a number of photograph albums showing the life of these very young officers - Clarke and his contemporaries - during this period. The collection is completed with Captain Clarke's two-volume biography which describes, as well as his...
Dates: 1898 - 1974
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 Captain Charles Marsden

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MRDN
Scope and Contents

A photograph album and track chart of HMS Southampton, also including photographs from HMS Tenedos, and notes about Marsden's career in the Royal Navy, 1970.

Dates: 1916 - 1970
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 Captain David B N Mellis RN

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MELL
Scope and Contents

Letters to Mellis from Lord Cunningham of Hyndhope, many relating to the Royal Naval Pipers Society (Cunningham was its first President)

Dates: 1951 - 1961
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 Captain Godfrey Alexander French

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GDFR
Scope and Contents

The papers cover Captain French's career from 1930, when he attended the R.N. Staff College at Greenwich, until his retirement in 1978.

Dates: 1914 - 1987
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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