Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Includes: Davis's memoirs, recording his long naval career and the ships he served on; speeches and lectures, particularly relating to torpedoes; operational papers from the Second World War onwards; a large number of naval photographs, particularly from the 1950s and also a set of official Admiralty photographs of the D-Day landings; correspondence on naval subjects and history, including Davis's memories of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Mountbatten of Burma.
Lectures on "Mittel Europa", or public opinion in Central Europe, particularly in Germany, Austria and Hungary, and "Little Ships and Torpedoes", on the importance of small naval ships and their use of torpedoes.
Memoirs of HMS Vernon, 1872-1986
HMS Vernon, at Portsmouth, was a torpedo training ship, 1872-6, and the Royal Navy's Torpedo Branch, 1876-1986
Lectures and an article by Davis on: torpedoes, their use and development during the war; underwater weapons and devices of the future; and a discussion on individual interdepartmental problems regarding underwater weapons.
Memoranda on mines and torpedoes, and the maintenance of electrical machinery, while Davis was serving in the Tactical Staff Division, Admiralty and as Fleet torpedo officer and staff officer, plans, Home Fleet. Also includes a letter from Admiral Sir Roger Backhouse [Commander-in-Chief Home Fleet] on naval training.