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Ships

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

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Midshipman's log book, 1878-02 - 1878-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 1/4
Scope and Contents Written from HMS Undaunted.
With drawings of charts, drawings of the technical details of ships, and views of landscapes and ships.
Comprising pencil and pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours.
Latter half of volume blank.


Dates: 1878-02 - 1878-06
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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Midshipman's log book, 1952 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DSTV 4
Scope and Contents Including service in HMS Implacable, 1952-3; HMS Defiance, 1953; and HMS Knaresborough Castle, 1953-4.
With watercolour views of Gibraltar, HMS Implacable and Brixham harbour. Also, photographs and cartoons.
Dates: 1952 - 1954
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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Model maker's plans of HMS Victory, 1759

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRES 6/3
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising manuscripts of books, lectures, research notes and correspondence.
With Ralph Hudleston's notes on the defence of seabourne trade, 1911.
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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Naval Intelligence Department reports on the sinking of HMS Royal Oak in 1939 and the Tirpitz in 1944, 1945

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 7/33
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91
Dates: 1945
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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Notebook, 1903 - 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 1/11
Scope and Contents Written from HMS Minerva, HMS Bedford and HMS Drake.
With press cuttings and pen-and-ink sketches of the technical details of ships.
Dates: 1903 - 1917
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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Papers about a campaign to save HMS Victory, 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 1/19/2
Scope and Contents Comprising press cuttings, copy speeches and letters, including letters from Sir James Caird, 1923 (11).
Dates: 1923
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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Papers about HMS Glorious, 1938 - 1998

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 83
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: The collection comprises a wide variety of material from a number of different sources which have been deemed too small to be considered individual collections in their own right and have been grouped together under the heading "miscellaneous". Subjects covered include First and Second World Wars, the Falklands Campaign, and recollections of Sir Winston Churchill.
Dates: 1938 - 1998
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.
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Papers about HMS Victory, 1922 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 1/19
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising correspondence, log books, scrapbooks, press cuttings, drawings and photographs.
Also with some papers about Admiral Sturdee's death, 1925-35.
Dates: 1922 - 1923
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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Papers and reports about Operation Catapult (the attack on the French fleet at Mers el-Kebir, in Algeria), 1940-07

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 7/19
Scope and Contents Including papers on Force H and reports of proceedings, 27 June - 4 July 1940.
Dates: 1940-07
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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Papers for lectures on ship's magnetism, 1864 - 1865

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/690
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding the preparations for Airy's lectures at the Royal School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering on magnetic errors, compensations and corrections. The volume includes texts, notes, annotations and corrections of Airy's lectures to the students; the syllabus for the course of lectures; plans of the old lecture theatre at the South Kensington Museum; instructions to W. Carpenter, J. Simmons and W. Simms for demonstration models; and various points of...
Dates: 1864 - 1865
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/682
Scope and Contents Correspondence, computations and records of observations in regard to the correction of compasses on the iron ship 'Rainbow'. The correspondents include F. Baily, W.H. Barlow, W.H.M. Christie, W.T. Denison, G. Dollond, R. Fitzroy and W. Whewell. The papers include plans of the basin in Deptford Dockyard; 'graphical calculations of perturbations from assumed disturbing face of permanent magnets'; and observations of the dipping needle within and exterior to the ship.
Dates: 1838
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/684
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The ships include the 'Nemesis', 'Vulca', 'Brigand', 'Iron Duke', 'Great Britain', 'Royal George', 'Orwell', 'Royal Sovereign' and 'Duchess of Lancaster'. The papers include instructions by Airy on correcting the compasses on iron ships and the procedure involved; deck plans of vessels, including HMSV 'Soudan'; a lecture to the Liverpool Philosophical Society on righting compasses; and specifications of vessels, including the...
Dates: 1838 - 1844
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1838 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/685
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The papers include a report on the correction of compasses on iron ships; experiments in compass corrections for the vessel 'Ironside'; a paper by Airy titled 'Account of experiments on iron-built ships instituted for the purpose of discovering a correction for the deviation of the compass produced by the iron of the ships'; W. Hendry's table of magnetic observations; and directions for correcting the compasses on iron built...
Dates: 1838 - 1844
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1844 - 1848

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/686
Scope and Contents Corrections to compasses on iron ships, with related correspondence. The papers include preparations for ascertaining the disturbance of the compasses by magnets on iron vessels; B. Darondeau's French corrections to compasses; disturbances of the compasses on board the vessel 'Fame' from Glasgow to Calcutta, and also the 'Pacha'; E.J. Johnson's deviations of compass needles in fifteen iron ships; and the correction of the compass on the 'Great Britain'. The correspondents include E. Sabine, F....
Dates: 1844 - 1848
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1849 - 1855

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/687
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. The correspondents include A. Smith, F. Beaufort, F.W. Beechy, W. Whewell, J. Washington and E. Sabine. The papers include a circular giving notification of a set of lectures on magnetism at the United Service Institution; a newspaper cutting containing a letter by J. Gray on the compasses on the steamer 'Sarah Sands'; pages extracted from 'The Athenaeum' containing two papers by Airy on the correction of...
Dates: 1849 - 1855
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1855 - 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/688
Scope and Contents Correspondence, calculations and observations concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. The correspondents include W.H. Smyth, E. Sabine, W. Scoresby, F.J.O. Evans and J. Washington. The papers include a questionnaire from the Liverpool Compass Committee; a circular advertising the compass bearings of Vauxhall Chimney, Liverpool, as painted on the dock walls, and a map relating the bearings to the buildings along the river; a newspaper cutting and a circular on W. Scoresby's compass...
Dates: 1855 - 1857
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1857 - 1861

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/689
Scope and Contents Correspondence and related papers concerning the correction of compasses on iron ships. There are papers regarding investigations of compass deviation on the 'Trident'; the work and findings of the Liverpool Compass Committee; changes in the deviation of iron ships' compasses; 'Notes on the arrangements and practice of adjusting the compasses of iron ships at Liverpool'; Dr W. Scoresby's account of the voyage of the 'Royal Charter'; compasses of the 'Great Eastern', with ratings of the standard...
Dates: 1857 - 1861
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1861 - 1868

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/691
Scope and Contents Papers concerning discussions on the corrections of compasses on iron ships. The volume includes A. Smith's 'deviation of the compass in iron ships'; horizontal vibration experiments; a memorandum and suggestions by Airy and T.H. Farrer on educating masters and mates in the use of compasses; a letter to 'The Times' on the logs of the 'Anglo-Saxon'; deviations of compasses on the 'Great Eastern'; E. Hopkins' ideas on the demagnetization of ships, found in the 'Shipping and Mercantile Gazette';...
Dates: 1861 - 1868
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Papers on compass corrections on iron ships, 1854 - 1875

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/692
Scope and Contents Papers concerning discussions on the corrections of compasses on iron ships. The volume includes a 'new mode of ascertaining the deviation of the compass in steamers'; 'notes on the new "compass deviation" circular' from the 'Mercantile Marine Magazine'; 'on the deviation of the standard compass of a 'composite' sailing ship'; newspaper cuttings from 'The Glasgow Herald' and 'Glasgow News' on navigation and compasses on iron ships; work by W. Thomson, Lord Kelvin, on compasses; a report of an...
Dates: 1854 - 1875
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Photograph album of HMS Southampton, 1916 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MRDN 1/3
Scope and Contents Including photographs of damage to HMS Southampton after the Battle of Jutland, 1916; expeditions to Norway, including Kors Fjord, undated, and Russia with Sir Eric Geddes, including Murmansk, 1918; a band of musicians on board ship, undated, and deck hockey and acrobatics, undated; and submarines, airships, aeroplanes and other ships, including HMS Furious, HMS Chatham, HMS Repulse, HMS Birkenhead, HMS Chester, HMS Ramillies, HMS Shannon, HMS Minotaur, USS Delaware, and the Russian battleship...
Dates: 1916 - 1918
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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Photographs of HMS Norfolk at various British seaside resorts, 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 5/15
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91
Dates: 1932
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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Pocket diary, 1941

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 1/32
Scope and Contents Including Second World War service in command of Force H in the Mediterranean, in particular the bombardment of Genoa, the pursuit of the Bismarck, and the sinking of HMS Ark Royal.
Dates: 1941
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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Reports on Force H, 1941-05-12 - 1941-06-15

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 7/9
Scope and Contents Including Operation Splice, Rocket and Tracer (planes to Malta) and the attack on the Bismarck.
Dates: 1941-05-12 - 1941-06-15
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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Reports on the destruction of the Bismarck, 1941-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 7/23
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, official papers, lectures, articles, broadcasts and photographs
Also including papers of Commander John Somerville about his father, 1950-91
Dates: 1941-06
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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the 'Australia', the 'Augusta' and others, 1934-10-01 - 1934-10-31

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add 8904.4: 1920-1931
Scope and Contents Photo of Ships
(Photo)
Dates: 1934-10-01 - 1934-10-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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